Traditional retail involves guesswork, forecasting, and often times a lot of wastage in inventory and shipping costs. Makers "going pro" are looking for a new approach to manufacturing that allows for 'made-to-order' merchandise and thus supports local manufacturing rather than the traditional 'pick, pack, and ship' model for e-commerce. Zazzle co-founder Jeff Beaver and partner Klaus Wegener, Co-Founder of Caseable, will share how Zazzle's platform is transforming the commerce experience for customers from a 'buy' model to a 'make' model.
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It's time for consumer manufacturing to speed up to meet consumer needs. Beyond rapid prototyping, 3D printing will allow product cycles to speed up, which will lead to better, more innovative products. Designers can be more responsive to consumer feedback, bringing us to a new era of responsive product design. 3D printing allows anyone to map an idea from concept to production more quickly than before and with direct feedback from consumers
New design startup bhold will illustrate with prototypes, demos & showcase of final products.
A Milwaukee startup focusing on Solar USB Power. We ran a wildly successful Kickstart for our Folding USB Solar Cells. At our booth we'll be showing off our solar USB charging solutions and setups. We believe that our solar cells are the perfect item for campers, hikers, and emergency preparedness.
Digi International is the M2M expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry's broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi's entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com.
EarthMake is a division of Earth Computer Technologies, Inc. a maker of industrial and embedded LCD products. EarthMake's vision is to introduce EarthLCD technology to the Maker Market through special products, application and special end of life deals on LCD displays and electronics to control them. The award winning ezLCD technology from EarthLCD, is the basis of the first EarthMake product. At the World Maker Fair in 2012 we introduce the arLCD (formerly ArduinoLCD) to the Maker marketplace. The arLCD combines the EarthLCD award wining ezLCD smart LCD technology with an Arduino UNO for only $89. We feel that the ability to integrate a color touchscreen GUI into a project will draw more people into the Maker and Arduino marketplaces. While the first product we hope to offer affordable LCD solutions of all kinds to the Maker marketplace.
Explorers Wanted. Only 5% of what lives in the oceans has been discovered, yet oceans cover 70% of the earth. We make cost effective underwater tools that allows anyone to search down to 9,000ft without getting wet. Join us
In 2011 we launched WikiHouse - an open source construction system that aims to make it possible for anyone to download, CNC-cut & assemble their own house. WikiHouse is now a growing community for digitally fabbed housing with teams in New Zealand, France, Brazil, the US & the UK. In 2012-13 we followed WikiHouse with OpenDesk - open source design furniture made locally. OpenDesk connects digital designs with a network of fabricators able to make on demand, in response to local orders. We are now building Fabbed.com - a full platform for distributed making of design products. We're looking for designers & makers who share our vision.
Our 3DP-driven, DIY citizen-Makers are leading our governments' economic-development policy makers. NYC3DP.com & "This Week in NYC3DP" Publisher will present his insightful perspective on the development of NYC's 3DP, world-beating "cluster." These novel views stem from reporting on bottom-up, DIY Makers, key 3DP product/services companies, tech startups, public officials, economic development players, educators, non-profits, foundations, et al. We—citizens of New York—need to foster our Nation's biggest & best re-industrialization HERE. With its "hand-made," tech empowerment, 3DP will drive our City's manufacturing makeover. 3DPers, Join In!
We are a small start-up and developing an application for 3D modeling that is easy to learn and intuitive to use. We have an open source portion to our code and a Software Developers Kit and we would like to present its availability. rnrnNot a sales presentation and willing to review my presentation beforehand with the maker fair coordinators for appropriateness.
Kraftwurx provides a platform that empowers everyone to create, showcase, buy and sell personalized products with 3D printing. We envision a world where the power to create and manufacture is placed in the hands of everyday people.
LIB3 makes SMT PCB manufacturing available to hobbyists and small businesses with a unique workflow tailored for prototype and small-run volumes. Come see our work and watch our OSHW solder paste robot build you a circuit.