Mr. John Ruprecht, Assistant Professor

MS | Faculty

Address: Office | 130 Trafton Science Center E
Phone: 507-389-1372

Full CV

Co-Director, 3D Printing Lab


  • PhD in Energy Engineering, University of North Dakota, ND, 2020 - Current
  • MS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Minnesota State University Mankato, MN, 2020
  • BS in Automotive Engineering Technology, Minnesota State University Mankato, MN, 2018

RECENT Publications

  • Agarwal, K., Ruprecht, J., Ahmed, S., “Binder Saturation, layer thickness, drying time and their effects on the dimensional tolerance and density of cobalt-chrome-tricalcium phosphate biocomposite”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 12-14, 2019, Austin, TX
  • Agarwal, K., Ruprecht, J., “New Biocomposite for Scaffolds using Binder Jetting”, Medical Manufacturing Innovations proceedings, RAPID + TCT, Detroit, MI, May 20-23, 2019
  • Ruprecht, J., Agarwal, K., “Process parameter optimization for binder jet additive manufacturing of Cobalt chrome”, POWDERMET2019 & AMPM2019 conferences, June 23-26, 2019, Phoenix, AZ (NSF Travel Award Winner)
  • Ruprecht, J., Agarwal, K., “Composite Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight Components”, Aerodef 2018, March 26-29, 2018, Long Beach, CA (SME Travel Grant Winner)
  • Rupercht, J., Agarwal, K., “Scaffold Manufacturing by 3D Printing: Cobalt Chrome - Hydroxyapatite Biocomposite”, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Edmonton, OK, April 5-8, 2018
  • Rupercht, J., Agarwal, K., “Effect of binder saturation and sintering on stainless steel – hydroxyapatite biocomposite manufactured by 3D Printing”, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2017

Work Experience

  • Founder and CEO - Cubic 3D, MN
  • Quality Engineer - Innovize, MN

Courses Taught

  • MET 142: Introduction to Paramteric Modeling
  • MET 341: Advanced Paramteric Modeling
  • MET 323: Statics
  • MET 347: Automation
  • MET 375: Manufacturing Process II
  • MET 425: Project and Value Management
  • MET 448: Computer Integrated Manufacturing


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