Not far from the laser cutters and 3D printers of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, a seventh-generation master coppersmith gave a presentation of his craft Thursday.

Bhalchandra Kadu, part of the Tambat caste that goes back generations, demonstrated the techniques of coppersmithing as they’re practiced in his home city of Pune, India. Kadu was accompanied by Professor Prasad Boradkar of Arizona State University. Together, they have been conducting research on the tradition of making copper utensils and other items from the Pune region.

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