3D Printing


Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 5.27.32 PMLooking to the future, I am very interested in the possibilities of 3D printing. A friend and fellow blind chemist, Henry Wedler, has spent time developing a method to print molecular models and modeling kits that include Braille labels for things like atom identity, bond lengths, and bond angles. I am hopeful models like these will become widespread in the education of blind students, and I am looking into the possibility of incorporating this technology into my own daily work.

Dr. Wedler has co-authored an article in the Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design  that demonstrates ways that 3D printing can aid a visually-impaired researcher. The article can be found at this link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10822-014-9782-7#/page-1.

He has also made a powerpoint detailing 3D printing strategies, which can be found here: https://acsdchas.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/tantillo-wedler-3dprinting.pdf

See Modeling Kits.