February 3D Hubs Events: It’s All About Co-Polyester Filament This Month


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3dhubsIt’s a busy month for 3D Hubs! February has just begun, and there are already 17 events in the works. It’s all about co-polyester this month; as you’ll see, there are eight different workshops dedicated to the composite material filament towards the end of February and the beginning of March. We also have workshops on classic Strong & Flexible filament, recycled filaments, metal 3D printing, and more. You’ll also find a few general “introduction to 3D printing and design” events, plus all sorts of other fun stuff for 3D printing fans, so sit back, relax, and start marking your calendars!

A square dreams A Sphere | Groningen, The Netherlands

This free day-long workshop on February 5 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM is described by Community Mayor Winand as an opportunity to learn how to 3D design and print using open source software called Freecad. Just be sure you bring your laptop with Freecad and Replicatororg and/or Cura downloaded onto it–and you need a mouse as well. There are only fifteen slots for this workshop so if you are interested, register here now.

A 3D Printing Showcase | West Palm Beach, Florida


If you live in the Palm Beach area and are interested in 3D printing, look no further. On February 6th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM there will be a day-long display of 3D printers by ALLAXIS 3D Printers at the local Blake Library. Alex, Community Mayor, encourages you to come check out this display, which is part of Arts Month in Martin County, Florida.

Strong & Flexible Workshop | Lille, France

Lille, France is hosting a Strong & Flexible workshop on Saturday, February 6, from 5:00PM to 6:30 PM, and Community Mayor Julie would like to see you there. This workshop gives participants a chance to grow familiar with this filament option for 3D printing.

Meetup bij Refil – Recycled Printen | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

bea2From 6:00PM to 10:00PM on February 8, Rotterdam is hosting a workshop focusing on recycled 3D printing filaments from Refil–part of Better Future Factory. If waste reduction in 3D printing is your cup of tea and you live in or near Rotterdam, then you can check out the event and register to find out more about filament that is made from recycled materials.

3D Printing @ KCT Yugam 2016 | Coimbatore, India

Coimbatore, India will host a 3D printing workshop from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Tuesday, February 9. Community Mayor Nirosh states that the workshop will cover various aspects of 3D printing including design with software, slicing, and many other topics. You can register now for this day-long event held at a local community college where you are bound to pick up on some great printing information and meet some new people, too.

3D Hubs Strong & Flexible | Providence, Rhode Island

This workshop is patterned after some of the other workshops that 3D Hubs offers regularly. People will be exposed to filaments and will receive a printing voucher, drinks, and refreshments with their registration fee. Community Mayor Matt invites you to join other Providence residents from 7:00PM to 9:00PM on February 10.

Metal 3D Printing | Salt Lake City, Utah

bea3“Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a commercial-grade additive manufacturing (3D printing) process for producing fully dense metal prototypes and end-use parts.” This technology is the focus of this event in Salt Lake City on February 12 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, according to Community Mayor Zach. So if you are interested in learning more about DMLS–now’s the time, Salt Lake City.

Let’s Talk 3D | Breda, The Netherlands

Charlotte, Breda’s 3D Hubs Community Mayor, invites all to attend an introduction to 3D printing from 7:30PM to 10:00PM on February 16. Hosted by FabLab Breda, you will be able to ask any questions and find out updates about 3D printing in the Breda area and beyond.

3D Hubs Meetup | Orange County, California


Orange County 3D printing people can attend the first meetup on February 18 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. AIS, the Community Mayor, wants to see you at the first meetup in this area, which will expose you to local services and allow people to plan future 3D printing events.

3D Hubs Co-Polyester for 3D Printing | Multiple Cities

col1At the end of February and the first day of March, 3D Hubs has many similarly themed happenings in cities all over. This event is the “3D Hubs Co-Polyester for 3D Printing” workshop series, jointly organized with ColorFabb, which will explore new filaments developed by Eastman and Colorfabb. 3D Hubs really wants to get the word out there about co-polyester filaments, and if you are in one of the following cities and are interested in attending, please click on the link for more information: February 18: Eindhoven; February 20: Istanbul; February 23: Paris; February
24: New York; February 25: Aarhus; February 28: Salt Lake City; March 1: BredaAmsterdam already hosted the first on February 2.

Each city will surely put its own unique spin on these sessions, but they all have the same general goals as this one described by New York Community Mayor Nikki:

“This is the ultimate opportunity to learn more about how nGen and _XT are different and when to choose a certain material. The workshop will teach you best practice settings and printing strategies to become a master of the co-polyester portfolio. ColorFabb will also bring along a new co-polyester scheduled for release Q1 of 2016. This co-polyester features the highest heat resistance yet and provides the best impact resistance of them all.”

So click on the above links to get specific city information for this wonderful opportunity to participate in another one of 3D Hubs’ informative 3D printing workshop sessions. Are you planning on attending? Discuss in the February 3D Hubs 3D Printing Events forum over at 3DPB.com.

See you next month!3dhubsfeb

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