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LETU Attempts to Break World Record

LETU Attempts to Break World Record

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A record that stands at 39, LeTourneau University has potentially shattered that record by 63. 
These students had 102 3D printers running simultaneously - a feat that freshman Caleb Mattson worked tirelessly on. 
"Every detail has to be perfect. If it is just slightly off, you will have a horrible print"
Mattson had problems at first, but after a few tweaks he added to the total.  These freshmen started building these printers in august and learned the true meaning of trial and error. 
Dean of Engineering Dr. Ron Delap says this is the first year he has required this project. 
"We get students today that come and have never turned a wrench in their lives.  A project like this jumpstarts their career." 
All the students filed into this gymnasium with the printers, and once their machine began working they held up these numbers. Student Cora Reynoldson says working for this record has bonded the freshmen class. 
"We definitely help each other. When we all start printing and someone's doesn't work, we all rush to help." 
Mattson "it's more than just book knowledge. We actually have practice working ."
"The world record has not been made official. The university must send video proof to Guinness and await confirmation. The process could take up to 12 weeks."

 

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