[Noisebridge-announce] Presentation by Shapeways on 3D printing -- tomorrow, 24-Feb, 7pm at Noisebridge

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 23 22:46:07 UTC 2010

At the UK Maker Faire last year, one of the cool people I met is Joris Peels, one of the two founders of Shapeways.  Shapeways is a company that does 3D printing to order (you send them your 3D file, and they print it out and mail it to you in way hi-res).
He'll be at Noisebridge tomorrow night, Wednesday, the 24th, to give a presentation on 3D printing.  He knows his shit, and I think it will be a way informative talk.  Here's what he emailed me:

     "I'd like to speak a bit about the various 3D printing technologies (SLS, FDM, metal, DMLS, Objet, MakerBot, etc.), compare and contrast them, tell people what the limitations and advantages are of the different materials. If people are interested I could also go into how to "design for 3D printing." I'd like to show people some of the 3D printing materials we have. It won't be salesy and will be useful even if people never ever use us. What I'd be interested to learn from the guys there is: when do you want a hackerspace, when a desktop 3D printer and when a service like Shapeways. What do they see as the advantages of each? Could they all be used concurently?"

Joris Peels is the Community Manager for Shapeways, an online community and service that wants to let anyone make anything. Joris will be giving a 3D printing show and tell. He will bring various 3D printed parts and using them discuss the major 3D printing techniques & materials. Hopefully participants will get a better understanding of the different techniques and their limitations and advantages. 


Noisebridge is at:

     2169 Mission St., 3rd floor

     San Francisco, CA  94110

between 17th St. & 18th St.

1.5 blocks from the 16th St. BART station.





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