Temi Adeogoke just completed the first year of his master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of South Florida, from which he also received his undergraduate degree in the same subject. A native of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, Adegoke moved to the US for college and is interning this summer with a team from HP’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Compute Lab based in Corvallis, Oregon. Outside of work, he’s a serious soccer player and enjoys exploring Oregon’s natural landscape with fellow Corvallis-based interns.
HP: Can you tell us about the research area you are working in this summer?
The team I’m interning with is thinking about a future where 3D printing applications fully exploit the advantages of 3D printing as a manufacturing technique in comparison with traditional techniques. We’re asking, how can we anticipate and proactively address problems that we might need to tackle in order to get there?
HP: And what’s the specific problem that you are tackling?
I'm looking at a couple of things. The first is how we can create valuable features within 3D printed parts. What’s the best way, for example, to print a set of differentiated voxels inside a part and then scan it to see if those voxels were fabricated as expected? I’m starting out by reviewing all the techniques that currently exist, especially the scanning technologies that are available. Machines like 3D x-ray scanners that can do this are very expensive. But maybe there is a way we can adapt cheaper technologies to get the same result.