Ferrini-Mundy talks with WGME about 3Dirigo, participates in parade
University of Maine President and Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation for the University of Maine System Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke with WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) aboard the 3Dirigo at the state’s bicentennial parade. Ferrini-Mundy noted that the patrol boat is the largest 3D-printed object in the world, printed at UMaine in one continuous print cycle that took less than 72 hours. 3Dirigo was developed and printed at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The boat traveled the bicentennial parade route on a trailer with Ferrini-Mundy, Gov. Janet Mills, Sen. Bill Diamond and UMaine’s mascot, Bananas the Bear aboard. The Associated Press, USA Today, WABI (Channel 5), WJBQ (97.9 FM in Portland), the Sun Journal and the Twin City Times also reported that the governor rode aboard the 3Dirigo. The Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com shared the Sun Journal story. The Bangor Daily News shared the AP story.