A Field Guide to the Diversity of the 3D Printed World: Design and Modeling for 3D Printing (Redux)

Presenter

When people ask ''What's 3D printing for?'' they expect simple answers. But in the wild, designers find uses for 3D printing in a vast range of fields. Here's a quick survey from my book-in-progress ''Design & Modeling for 3D Printing'' (MakerMedia 2014).
A number of those who I am featuring in the Field Guides are attending Maker Faire New York, and I will be introducing a handful of them and inviting them to join me on stage to share their unique perspectives to this medium.


Introduction to the Primary Approaches to Design for 3D Printing

Presenter

One of the biggest obstacles for those getting started with design for 3D printing are the wide range of approaches to using design software to get what you want -- in many cases with steep learning curves for learning each new type. Core to my book in-progress ''Design & Modeling for 3D Printing'' (Make:Books 2014) are chapters guiding the reader through the basics for each of the core approaches, to prepare the reader to tackle the ''3D Design Mode'' appropriate to the task at hand. This talk offers a brisk stroll through these fundamentals from a vendor-agnostic perspective and should arm both those entirely new to 3D design and those who hav




3D Toothbrush

Exhibit

The 3D Toothbrush simulates on a screen the movement of an actual toothbrush in your mouth. The project uses an accelerometer/gyroscope on the toothbrush, and a custom made algorithm, a microcontroller, and OpenFrameworks.











Imagination Technologies

Exhibit

Imagination Visualizer™ is your virtual camera in SketchUp® that is as simple to use as your smartphone camera. With Visualizer, Artists, designers, and hobbyists alike can instantly see a photographic version of their SketchUp scenes as they work. Visitors to our Visualizer tent (Location G3) will have the opportunity to work in SketchUp and Visualizer to transform their creations into beautiful photos without any special settings, materials, or lighting. And when you're done, snap the shutter button in Visualizer and take a home a digital photo of your creation as a souvenir.


Full Spectrum Laser

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FSL3D is the newest division of the Las Vegas based laser engraver manufacturer Full Spectrum Laser. Located in Las Vegas, NV, Full Spectrum Laser (FSL) is an advanced engineering and manufacturing firm founded by a Stanford PhD grad. FSL employs around 25 staff (including 3 Stanford PhDs) with offices in the USA and China. Our primary business is building computer controlled lasers and 3D printers. As a cross disciplinary company, we have a wide range of engineering needs from pure R&D to manufacturing.


Fuel 3D Technologies Ltd.

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Fuel 3D Technologies, developer of 3D scanning solutions, will be demonstrating its ground-breaking 3D scanner at Maker Faire. Throughout the show, visitors to the company’s stand will be able to find out more about 3D scanning and receive a free 3D scan of their own face. They will then be able to access their file online for 3D printing or to experiment with other applications. In addition, the Fuel 3D scanner will be present on the Feetz stand at Maker Faire to showcase our recent collaboration with the developer of custom fit footwear. Why should I care? The world is getting very excited about 3D and 3D printing, but people are struggling to understand how they can get the content they need for these applications. The Fuel 3D scanner has been developed to allow anyone to generate high-quality 3D models from real-life objects. Fuel 3D has developed an affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the face is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.


ShopBot Tools

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Since 1996, ShopBot Tools' mission has been to make the empowering technology of digital fabrication widely accessible and usable. ShopBot's subtractive digital fabrication (CNC) tools, working across a range of sizes, deliver the power, precision and reliability of digital tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more. ShopBot tools are designed and built in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Stop by our booth and you'll see our popular Desktop tools and our Handibot Smart Power Tools at work! You can even enter to win a FREE Handibot Tool.



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