After events in Chicago, San Jose, and Singapore last year, Mediabistro is preparing for their largest 3D printing event yet when Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo returns to NYC on April 2-4. Large numbers of B2B professionals and maker enthusiasts are expected to turn out at the Javits Center next month for a day of workshops on April 2, followed by two days of programming and exhibits on April 3 and 4.
Inside 3D Printing has recently added several impressive speakers to their lineup, including Paul Trani, Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist at Adobe, and Jesse McGatha, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. See the full speaker list here.
John Dogru is the former Lead Engineer for Dell and the founder of multiple tech startups. He is currently the Chief Architect and Co-Founder of Secured3D, the leading providers of 3D printer security and remote cloud printing. Aaron Roy had the chance to meet with him at the recent 3D Printshow in New York and pick his brain on his introduction to 3D printing; their position in the market and the direction 3DP is heading as a whole.
Aaron Roy: What made you enter the 3D Printing Industry?
For me personally building, breaking, and designing things has been something that has been part of my DNA from a young age. My parents were PhD engineers and let me hide under their desks while they gave lectures.
When I started working for my first startup Austin Digital, it was amazing to have the ability to work on both the hardware and software. It was like a Radio Shack that I got paid to work in. Being at Dell and working with Zero-time manufacturing completely opened up my eyes and mind to what was possible with computers and automated factory assembly.
South Korea has a lot of unrecognized refugees living in the country today and by the end of 2013 as many as 6,600 people had sought asylum, while only 370 were recognized as official refugees. Even though they are making part of the country, the refugees appear to be neglected due to widespread indifference. The Seoel Museum of Art in South Korea has therefore opened an exhibition on the ‘invisible people’, using 3D printing technologies.
The refugees have come from countries such as Pakistan, Myanmar and Syria, but whilst living in South Korea lots of them haven’t been recognized as official refugees, implying that chances are few for the ‘invisible people’. They are part of the country, while little seem to care of them. Cheil Worldwide therefore came up with the idea to set up and exhibition on this necessary subject. The ad agency works together with the UHNCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and Seoel Museum of Art.
It is expected that in the future houses will be built with the help of a 3D printer. Southern Californian company Contour Crafting has already been working on a way to build concrete buildings with a 3D printer, but the company has now found a fellow thinker in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DUS Architects is working on building a 3D printed canal house, which will be opened to the public by March 1.
The project is called 3D Print Canal House and the home will be 3D printed room by room, using a 20-foot-tall 3D printer, called KamerPrinter (translation: room printer). DUS Architects has started using the construction expo at Januari 10, and they have already created items such as a giant bench. By March 1, visitors can also make a visit to the 3D printing construction site during weekdays. The money the company earns from tickets will be used for the project, which somehow turns it into a crowd funding project where Amsterdam citizens altogether pay for a new building in their city.
Dutch students of the Zuyd university for Applied Sciences are working on a 3D printed eco-car to join the Shell Eco-marathon 2014 on May 15th until 18th. The team, called Euregiorunners, is among 19 teams in a competition consisting of 229 students from 26 countries. The big goal is to drive the furthest on the least energy and – we must say – we’re curious about how far 3D printing will bring them.
Eco-friendly cars run on batteries but should be offering the same results as any other car. However, the team is on quite a tight budget to create such an expensive car and 3D printing seems to be the solution to their problems. In a video by Shell, team member Kenny Stingers describes how such car is made:
Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is headed back to NYC! Attendees will experience the biggest show yet, with a day of workshops on April 2, the new Maker Summit & Pavilion, more speakers, and bigger exhibitions than ever before.
Known as the largest 3D printing event worldwide, Inside 3D Printing has already secured an impressive roster of speakers for the New York show, including Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, Paul Trani, Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist, Adobe, and Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk. View the full agenda here
Last November I introduced you to the 3D Print Expo. This is an event focussing on 3D printing and scanning technologies. We just received the preliminary program of the exhibition & conference and this is one to visit if you are in Russia February 13th and 14th!
Do you remember this project in Amsterdam, where 3D printers were working day and night to print out an entire city? Well, this Monday we got the news that it’s finally finished. Two 3D printers in the New Church have succeeded in printing out as many as 980 mini-buildings.
We hear you thinking: so why would you print out a miniature version of a city? And what city are we talking about? Well, for starters: this has been a part of the Ming exhibition in the New Church of Amsterdam, which is a collaboration between the New Church and the Chinese Nanjing Museum for the Ming. The goal was to print out a mini-version of the Forbidden City of Beijing. This used to be the hometown of many Chinese emperors of the Ming and Qing-Dynasty.
The Dutch embassy in Washington D.C. is organizing a design contest, where designers have the goal to create the perfect new giveaway for the Dutch government. For this contest, the Netherlands embassy partners up with Kikkerland Design Inc., Shapeways and the New York Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).
The Dutch embassy was searching for the perfect new giveaway to distribute in the United Stated and became inspired by the exhibition “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital“, and the many Dutch designers participating in that exhibition. It can still be visited in MAD until the first of June. The embassy invites designers to submit “inventive, quirky and smart ideas for a functional and affordable small item inspired by Dutch Design”.
The first commercially available 3D printed orthotics are to be launched this week. The Australian company 3D Orthotics has been working on a 3D printing project for 12 months and has now found a way to improve the development process of orthotics, using 3D scanning, computer processing as well as 3D printing.
The reason why 3D Orthotics started the project is that they saw patient’s having problems with feeling uncomfortable with their orthotics. They never really seemed to match the foot perfectly. With 3D printing added to the game, they found a new, more accurate way to create perfectly matching orthotics.