How One Small Company is Using Maker Technology to Stay Competitive in an Old World Industry

Presenter

With a few hundred dollars of Arduinos, sensors, and stock parts (learned from Make) my company adapted an old machine to new levels of production. We did this because it was the only way for us to scale up. We think that the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and the infrastructure and standards that have grown up around them can enable a manufacturing revolution as important to the growth and survival of small manufacturing as early software such as CP/M and Visicalc were to office automation in the '80s. Small companies trying to compete in the USA finally have affordable tools for automation, and outsourcing for growth is not the only choice now.


Hypnocube

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Hypnocube melds electronics and art to create ever-changing, visually-enchanting animated light sculptures. We make finished objects as well as kits for those who want the fun of building it themselves. Enthralls all ages.





Imagination Technologies

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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.




Type A

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Having quadrupled in sales last year, Type A Machines recently expanded their factory line to San Leandro, inside of the Gate - an old Caterpillar plant. With new facilities in place, Type A is quickly responding to demand and becoming the quality brand choice for developers, professionals and expert makers looking to produce on the FFF platform. With fully integrated wifi, a 12x12x12


3DRobotics

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3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, photography, construction, search and rescue and ecological study. 3DR is committed to bringing the power of UAV technology to the mainstream market.





EcoReco Corporation

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EcoReco Corp. is dedicated to provide eco-friendly alternatives to today’s energy-depleting, environment-threatening norms in urban transportation. We put our efforts to innovate and to develop practical and affordable technologies in order to achieve the goal, because we know only the combination of the right product and the right business model can create sustainable impacts.


QU-BD Inc.

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We are the biggest 3D printer company you've never heard of! We currently manufacture components for 31 other 3D printer companies; you may already own some stuff we make and not even know it! We manufacture the World's least expensive 3D printer starting at only $199! Come and see us in the Startup tent!


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