Hardik Kabaria | Lattice Structure 3D Printing – 3D Printed COVID-19 Test Swab

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Lattice Structure 3D Printing – 3D printed COVID 19 Test Swab | Hardik Kabaria

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Hardik Kabaria

In early March 2020, Carbon engineer Hardik Kabaria received a message about a sudden swab shortage. With his engineering background and knowledge of software, he led the team at Carbon to produce Lattice Structure 3D Printing – a 3D-printed COVID-19 Test Swab.

Hardik Kabaria is Director of Software Engineering at Carbon. In this role, he leads the development of Carbon’s Design Engine. He works on a variety of computational geometry and mechanics algorithms including surface and volumetric parameterization, parametrizing topology changes, working with an implicit neural representation of 3D geometry, linear algebra-mixed-integer solvers, PDE constrained optimization tools, and physics simulations based on finite element framework. Before Carbon, he completed his PhD at Stanford University in the field of generating tetrahedral discretization for changing geometries and evolving topologies.

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Hardik Kabaria

Rafael Testai(co-host)

Articles discussed in the podcast:

Lattice Design Enables 3D-Printed Nasal Swab Production, Machine Design


The Lattice Engine That Could: How a New COVID-19 Testing Swab Went from Concept to Launch in 20 Days




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