Triton 3D is one of the fastest growing student organizations at UC San Diego

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Welcome to Triton 3D

Triton 3D is a student organization at UC San Diego for students who have a passion for additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3D printing for fun. We were officially founded in January 2015, and have been one of the most active new organizations on campus.

What We Do

Our active project teams work hand in hand with faculty in the Jacobs School of Engineering and other UC San Diego departments to conduct cutting edge research with the goal of finding how 3D printing can change the way we look at the world and solve problems. We also offer support to all the Maker Spaces across campus including the Digital Media Lab in Geisel Library, the Envision Maker Space, and more.

The Annual Makeathon

Our flagship outreach event is the annual Makeathon competition. The Makeathon is a weekend-long CAD and 3D printing challenge where competitors are given a prompt that they design and build a solution for. The event offers beginner and advanced categories so that that students of all skill levels can compete. The 2016 Makeathon was very successful with over 60 competitors and more than 10 3D printers running simultaneously, generously loaned by ROBO 3D. The event was also sponsored by Autodesk in their initiative to help student organizations across colleges and universities learn how to use their programs and promote their newest, most refined program, Fusion 360.

Recent Blog Posts

25 Sep

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

September 25, 2016 Misc

Hello! We’re excited to see you’re interested in Triton 3D! We are a student organization made up of a wide variety of majors here at UC San Diego. While we do function primarily as an engineering…Read More

09 Jun

Website Update in Progress

June 9, 2016 Website Information

Just wanted to warn anyone that may be visiting the site that we are currently going through some big changes as we update our site theme and content. If anything is broken that you’re looking…Read More

18 May

Thanks to everyone who came to the MakeAThon!

May 18, 2015 Uncategorized 0

The MakeAThon was a success! One that couldn’t have been possible without the help of all you who came and volunteered as well as those who had a great time participating not to mention the…Read More