Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Nease Engineering Academy Student Harnesses 3D Printing for DECA Contest

Nease Junior Abiel Bismi, a Stellar Academy of Engineering student and a member of Nease’s DECA club, married his interest in engineering with his business acumen recently.  Abiel’s start-up business, as presented for the DECA competition, is called Aeroease, in which ventilator parts are 3D printed for quicker, more economical production. He created a full-scale Business plan to present at the regional DECA competition, along with a 3D printed, full sized model with some working features, all created and printed in Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering lab.  Abiel took the first place prize in regionals, and then had the opportunity to move on to the state competition.  We are so proud to see Nease’s engineering students harnessing their knowledge and sharing their skills in multiple arenas, like DECA!

Of special note is the air bulb inside the ventilator design, which was 3D printed of flexible TPU filament to the students specifications.