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Smithsonian Creates Museum Of The Future

ENTRY 53Washington, DCThursday, September 11, 2014

It is fairly well known that the Smithsonian only has about one percent (1%) of its collection on display at any one point in time. That means the other 99 percent is resting peacefully in the archives, well protected and preserved, but unsee…

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Blitzing The Airwaves About 3D Design

ENTRY 54Washington, DCThursday, September 11, 2014

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 …

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3D Printed Earbuds From Normal

ENTRY 65New York, NYFriday, October 10, 2014

Normal, a startup, and the brainchild of Nikki Kaufman (a founding member of the crowd sourced product firm Quirky), is currently producing custom earphones. Normal is using the Stratasys Fortus 250mc printers and its own smartphone app to ma…

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Why Pie Is So Important To 3D

ENTRY 73Newbern, ALMonday, October 20, 2014

Pie. It brings people together. It makes travel much more enjoyable. It is the basis of an entrepreneurial and design-way of thinking. I bet you didn’t know that last part.When we decided to go to Rural Studio in New Bern Alabama, we did a fa…

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No Limits: Observations From Ellis Island

ENTRY 75New York, NYFriday, October 24, 2014

The first photo in this post is a close-up of the ceiling within the Ellis Island immigration station. Maybe you have looked up to see it on your own trip there. Perhaps you have only heard about the place famous in American history for …

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FARO Laser Scanning Meetup In Orlando Area

ENTRY 76Lake Mary, FLFriday, October 24, 2014

What happens when you fill a meetup with college students? You can power a small city, that’s what. Tons of energy in the house tonight. FARO organized a large event during our Orlando stop and they packed the event with students an…

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James Alday: Fusion 360 Modeler

ENTRY 77Lake Mary, FLFriday, October 24, 2014

Orlando is loaded with creative people. Maybe we can thank Walt Disney for putting creativity in the Orlando air. Nearly everywhere we visited in Florida, we came in contact with people for whom 3D is comfortable, familiar, not the future but…

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How To Use Sketchbook Pro With Super-User Kevin Mellon

ENTRY 84Atlanta, GAWednesday, November 19, 2014

While in Atlanta, I had the cool opportunity to meet with SketchBook Pro artist, Kevin Mellon, comic book artist, and storyboarder for the hit animated TV show Archer on FX Networks.Since I visited Kevin at the Floyd County Productions office…

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Oak Ridge National Lab Creates Veterans 3D Training Program

ENTRY 87Oak Ridge, TNThursday, November 20, 2014

In my last post, I was perhaps a bit over-the-top about why I see manufacturing, and the 3D technologies behind its growth, as a big opportunity. We spent the better part of a day at Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) and one thing stood out for …

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3D Printing Hitting Mainstream: UPS, Staples, Microsoft, Home Depot

ENTRY 100Los Angeles, CAFriday, November 21, 2014

Dremel makes one of the coolest tools on the planet (the company name is synonymous with the rotary tool itself) and when they decided to introduce their own 3D printer – they launched where you might expect: Home Depot. Microsoft Stores sell…

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