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MICA grads use training to start 3D printing company

The Baltimore Sun

April 9, 2016

Harrison Tyler studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, but the entrepreneur was on campus Saturday to teach others how to build their own 3D printers.

While the art school might seem an unlikely career path to a startup, Tyler, who graduated in 2014, said he first used a 3D printer at MICA. And that got him interested in how the printers work and how they can be advanced to serve various fields.

His interest in 3D printing led him to start a company, called Jimmi, with fellow MICA grad Evan Roche. They teach others how to build their own machines and to create different, customized 3D printers that use biomaterials.

Tyler's workshop on Saturday was part of the college's "Entrepreneurs-In-Residence" program, which aims to help students turn their artistic training into business opportunities. Tyler has been an Entrepreneur in Residence at MICA this school year. 

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