There has certainly been plenty of hype around the relatively new technology of 3D printing, but how many of us have actually printed something in 3D at this point? How many own a 3D printer? Is this just a case of needing more time for users to catch up to the technology, or are there fundamental challenges that still need to be overcome in making 3D printing mainstream — whether that is cost of the devices, application support, or a skills gap.
Join us on August 11th to hear from some of the early adopters of 3D printing technology, as Dan Remba from UPS Stores shares his thoughts on the technology and markets, Raffie Colet from TechShop explains how to create designs, and Robin Emig provides a user’s perspective:
- The markets and use cases for 3D Printing
- Designing a 3D object… applications that can generate 3D output
- Printer technology today and where it’s headed
Daniel Remba joined The UPS Store, Inc., in February 2011 as the small business technology leader. Remba is the product manager for 3D printing and has managed the project from its inception in 2013. He provides training, marketing, operational, sales and technical support to 58 stores with 3D printers today and is tasked with building the 3D printing network to over 100 locations. Remba holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from San Diego State University.
Raffie Colet, Senior GM at TechShop, Inc. | “I am the muse the inspiration, the spark that lights the fire, and sometimes the workhorse that powers through. @TechShop I have the opportunity to do all of these things… bringing access and opportunity to the masses, empowering our youth, and changing the world for the better through action. I am proud to be part of a movement that is making the world a better place. Walking into just about any situation, we have a win win solution to inspire innovation, creativity, and positivity. Let’s connect and talk about the possibilities… better yet, let’s make it happen!”
Robin Emig, a Software Development Manager in the Biotech industry, has been a consumer of 3D printing devices since 2009. Initially interested in learning some of the engineering principals behind the printers, he purchased and built a Makerbot Cupcake in 2009 for experimentation. Examples of some items printed: game peices, replacement parts for stroller and tent, custom plant stakes and parts for a custom x-y axis machine. He currently uses online services and the Kickstarter funded M3D at home for his 3D printing needs.