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What Exactly Is #3DRV?

ENTRY 1San Rafael, CAThursday, May 15, 2014

Well over a year ago, Autodesk’s Angela Simoes and I had a conversation about the maker community, entrepreneurship, trends in 3D printing and scanning, among a few other topics. I was asking the question for my Forbes blog and Angela wa…

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The Road Home – Getting the RV Ready

ENTRY 2San Mateo, CAFriday, May 16, 2014

Helen Keller once said that “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”This upcoming adventure won’t be filled with adrenaline, most of the time, but it will be filled with people who make life worth living. The best part about an …

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Maker Faire Rejuvenates

ENTRY 3San Mateo, CAThursday, May 22, 2014

Nothing quite restores your soul like seeing kids in all their glory, running around full of wonder and excitement. Maker Faire brings that out in force -- filling people to the brim with laughter and joy. More practically, it opens up one’s …

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Jayco RV - Driving in 3D

ENTRY 4Tualatin, ORMonday, May 26, 2014

Jayco is a family run business that makes recreational vehicles, RVs, as most people call them. As one of the oldest running RV companies, we feel pretty fortunate to have them supporting our #3DRV team. As I mentioned in my earlier post, Jay…

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Portland ADX – What A Thinker And Maker Space

ENTRY 5Portland, ORTuesday, May 27, 2014

Instructions serve a useful purpose – in the case of ADX Portland, it keeps you from burning down the shop. I love signs like these for their humor and memory jogs. If it wasn’t for years of marital coaching, our house likely would have one o…

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Moon Express Landing A Pickup Truck

ENTRY 6Mountain View, CAThursday, May 29, 2014

In one of the NASA Ames buildings is a large trampoline-like net – its sole purpose is to keep the Moon Express lunar lander from crashing onto a hard surface if something goes wrong during a test. While Andy Aldrin, president of Moon Express…

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3D Printers In Space

ENTRY 7Sunnyvale, CAThursday, June 5, 2014

In almost every company I have visited in the last few years, every one that has a 3D printer tells me that they find unexpected and extraordinary uses for 3D printing. But they do not discover these “unexpected” uses until they have a…

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​MakerHaus Seattle Gathering – Scan Complete

ENTRY 8Seattle, WAFriday, June 6, 2014

Ninety seconds and we had a laser scan of the Makerhaus meetup. Two minutes more and we added color photo-like quality to that scan (I’m showing the non-color option below because of operator error in getting the color portion to load). Th…

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RedEye: Factory of the Future

ENTRY 18Eden Prairie, MNThursday, July 3, 2014

As we enter the RedEye headquarters in Eden Prairie, we are greeted with warm Minnesota friendliness by the receptionist, Melissa. Since we are early for our appointment, she invites us to look around at the cool displays that were 3D printed…

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Lessons From The Roadtrip: Update One

ENTRY 16Chicago, ILThursday, July 3, 2014

We’ve been on the road for about six weeks. We set out to get a pulse on all things 3D. A lofty goal, to be sure, and we are learning a lot. In a nutshell, we are getting a solid heartbeat.From consumers to business owners, people find 3D (sc…

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​U.S. Navy 3D Prints Its Way Into Future

ENTRY 24Keyport, WASunday, July 13, 2014

Maintaining ships and submarines is no easy task given the harsh ocean environment that our U.S. Navy operates in and under. In the tiny town of Keyport roughly 90 minutes from Seattle, and just north of the larger Bremerton Naval S…

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Eye Candy From Legacy Effects - Hollywood

ENTRY 25San Rafael, CASunday, July 13, 2014

I visited Legacy Effects before the trip officially started, but that didn't make it any less fascinating, any less exciting. Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer, graciously shared some time with me despite an intense production schedule to ta…

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Start Your Own Personal Industrial Revolution

ENTRY 28San Mateo, CASunday, July 13, 2014

What is it about Maker Faire that sets people’s minds and hearts ablaze? Mark Hatch from TechShop gives a very clear picture as to why: You can start your own “Personal Industrial Revolution” by taking classes at a makerspace or at a TechShop…

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Design Better Portable Power – A Hybrid Generator

ENTRY 32Seattle, WASunday, July 20, 2014

As a startup, any prospective customer call is welcome. But when that call comes from NASA, asking if you can help them with a special project, well, that’s got to be a great day. Planetary Power, based in Redmond Washington, received that ca…

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3D Printing Playground At America Makes

ENTRY 34Youngstown , OHThursday, July 24, 2014

As you can see in one of the shirts -- America Makes, formerly the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), is a creative place. The t-shirt reads: America Makes: 3D Printing Playground. Each visit, each stop, h…

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Slideshow: Reality Computing in Pittsburgh

ENTRY 37Pittsburgh, PAMonday, July 28, 2014

On July 24th, Autodesk, the 3DRV and Alpha Labs Gear came together to host a Reality Computing Meet Up to showcase some of the latest cutting edge technologies that enable anyone to capture the world around them, modify it to c…

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Slideshow: 3DRV Hits Toledo, OH!

ENTRY 38Toledo, OHMonday, July 28, 2014

One of Autodesk’s customers, SSOE in Toledo, OH, was eager to have the 3DRV stop by for a visit. So much so, they wanted to host an event! SSOE employees, local engineers and members of the local BIM User Group, came out to learn more …

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Videos: Monkey Likes Shiny

ENTRY 39Emeryville, CATuesday, July 29, 2014

On May 20th, the 3DRV visited Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. Here are two clips where Jeff talks about his passion for vintage machines and creating unique metal trophies usi…

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10+ 3D Printing Resources

ENTRY 40Buffalo, NYWednesday, July 30, 2014

The 3D printing industry is developing at a cutting-edge rate. Hello. You knew that.If you rely on standard news sources for your information on 3D scanning, 3D design, and 3D printing, you will find yourself behind when it comes to knowing t…

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​America Makes Translates Into America Works

ENTRY 41Youngstown , OHFriday, August 1, 2014

Hanging out with “the interns” at America Makes in Youngstown a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed a small view of the future. The leadership at the facility have a clear view of 3D technology and that’s part of their mission, for sure. But…

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Walking In Edison's Shoes

ENTRY 42Fairfield, CTFriday, August 1, 2014

Today we walked in Edison’s shoes, so to speak. We went to the GE Global Research Center in Schenectady, New York for a short visit to their 3D printing lab. As co-founder of GE, Edison's legacy and ideas permeate the atmosphere. The atm…

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Stern Design Works Grows With 123D Creature

ENTRY 48New York, NYMonday, August 25, 2014

One of the things I’m finding as I wander the nation is that entrepreneurial ventures are almost always a mix of the old with the new. While some might argue that their new “gadget” or “creation” is brand new, disruptive, democratizing (meani…

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Smithsonian Institution - Seal Fossil

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, September 10, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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Smithsonian Institution - T.Rex

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, September 10, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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3D Printing Dinosaur Bones- You Won't Believe This Man's Crazy Journey

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, November 5, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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S-Scale Model Railroad Creations In 3D With CatzPaw Innovations

ENTRY 81Atlanta, GAWednesday, November 5, 2014

If you want to see a serious 3D printing expert in action, you have to study what Sherri Johnson is doing with CatzPaw Innovations. She and her partner, Yolanda Hayes, are making tiny, miniscule creations for an oft-forgotten part of the mode…

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3DRV Visit: USAFA Reality Capture Showcase: Travis Evans, Autodesk

ENTRY 108Colorado Springs, COWednesday, November 12, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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Shaan Hurley Presents Gift Of 3D Print To Arches NP

ENTRY 95Moab, UTThursday, November 20, 2014

Shaan Hurley has been working for almost two years to create the perfect gift for one of his favorite National Parks – a 3D Print of the Delicate Arch, found at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. This iconic arch is well known and you see it…

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Restoring Vintage Vehicles With ReCap

ENTRY 97Yellowstone National Park, WYFriday, November 21, 2014

When we were at Arches National Park with Shaan Hurley a few weeks ago, presenting the 3D Prints that he made of Delicate Arch, Shaan reminded me of the value of Autodesk ReCap for restoration. We had been talking a lot about preser…

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