The 2022 Committee
Jonah Vanke - President
Hi, I'm Jonah, a third-year undergraduate at Sidney Sussex College from Roanoke, Virginia in the USA - it's my first year with CU3D and I'm eager to get involved with any project ideas you may have. I got interested in 3D printing after building my own printer in my sophomore year of high school (Year 10) and have been obsessed with it since then. I'd be more than happy to share my experience modifying gcode, generating STLs from scratch, and modeling parts designed for 3D printing - please do get in touch!
Ioan Webber - Vice President
Hey! I'm Ioan, a third year engineer at Trinity hall and the new Vice President. This is my second year with CU3D and have worked on the spicy tower project, which was last year's freshers design project, where I learned more about modelling and simulating gears to make a fully 3d printed floor that spins. I am looking forward to spending more time playing with the printers to create and help with many more wacky and crazy designs!
Henry Wall - Treasurer
Hi, I'm Henry, a second-year undergraduate at Jesus College. I'm from just north of London, and I am going to be this years CU3D treasurer. At the moment I'm working on the cranked mechanisms project, which is an ideal project for freshers to get to grips with 3D printing and start to make some cool engineering designs!
Matthew Hendricks - Secretary
Hello! I'm Matthew, a second-year undergraduate at Pembroke reading engineering. I'm going to be handling most of the paperwork for the society with my role as secretary this year. The first 3D printer I've seen and used are the ones in the Dyson Centre, so I'm living proof that it's never too late to get started with 3D printing.
I am currently working on the hotend design project, designing a heatsink and heartbreak to ensure the filament heats up sharply. I am also designing a PID circuit for the heater block in our hotend. One of the main objectives I intend to achieve in my time in office is to have proper documentation and guides for the projects and information in the society for all society members to use. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Will Gibbens - Print Manager
Hi! I’m Will, a second-year undergraduate engineer at St John’s. I am the “Print Manager” of the society, which means I have the responsibility to keep the printers organised and filament in stock. If you have any questions about how to use the printers or slicer, I am a good person to ask! I am also more than happy to print anything for you.
I first got into 3D printing back in 2019, when I got a Creality Ender 3. Now heavily modified and named “Michael”, it has given me a lot of experience with how 3D printers work and sparked my enthusiasm to tinker more.
I am currently working on the “hot-end” project, designing an encoder to measure the flow rate of filament in the test rig, as well as a project to bring remote connectivity to the society’s printers, allowing for much more convenient scheduling and monitoring of prints.