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Blitzing The Airwaves About 3D Design

By TJ McCueThursday, September 11, 2014
3D, Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry

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Pete Kelsey and I spent a busy morning in Washington, D.C. last week sharing the current state of 3D technology with the nation's media. We had 30 back-to-back interviews with television and radio stations around the USA. 

We had a great time, although quite intense, sharing stories about the amazing companies and projects we have each worked on. Pete shared about the USS Arizona project, which is a tremendous example of preservation and connecting people to what 3D can do. Shaan Hurley shares the story of their adventure and experiences here. Pete captivated all the reporters when he told the story of how ReCap made it possible to create this historic replica of a cooking pot on the deck of the USS Arizona (Photo courtesy of Shaan's blog linked just above).

Reporters wanted to know how 3D is changing people's lives, so we shared stories about SolePower Tech in Pittsburgh with its power-generating shoe insole, about the Smithsonian X 3D effort (powered by Autodesk) giving kids and parents access to 3D models for amazing fossils of historic significance, of how Shapeways user and artist Melissa Ng donated her design to help make a leg prosthetic -- making it lighter, more elegant. In four months on the road, there is no shortage of great examples of people changing the world with 3D technologies -- from 3D design to 3D scanning to 3D printing. 

We spent the hours, between interviews, quietly chanting like Dory in Finding Nemo but instead of "just keep swimming" -- we would say "just keep staring at the red light on the camera."

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