It’s time again to bring our readers the 3D Hubs events listings for the month of March. Yes, that’s right. Winter is almost over and there are plenty of 3D printing-related events to capture your attention this month. In the month of March, 3D Hubs is sponsoring 19 events, from workshops to meetups and parties, and almost half of the events follow the same theme: workshops on co-polyester filament. Let’s begin by summarizing the co-polyester focused events and then we will move on to the rest of the busy 3D printing events calendar for this month. Maybe you will find an event happening near you!
Co-Polyester for 3D Printing
Throughout the month of March, 3D Hubs continues its educational workshops on the new co-polyester filament. Organized in collaboration with colorFabb, these workshops showcase co-polyester filaments developed by Eastman and colorFabb. They will also inform you about how nGen and _XT filaments are different and how to choose a certain material. Also, the workshop will teach you “best practice settings and printing strategies to become a master of the co-polyester portfolio.”
Here’s a list of all the cities hosting a co-polyester workshop this month: March 1- Breda, The Netherlands; March 3- Haarlem, The Netherlands; March 12- Vancouver, British Columbia; March 12- Istanbul, Turkey; March 16- Den Bosch, The Netherlands; March 16- Los Angeles, California; March 20- Montreal, Quebec; March 31- Krakow, Poland.
You can order your tickets for the co-polyester events through Eventbrite. Remember that the event fee covers the workshop, a filament sample pack, and refreshments.
This hack-a-thon is sponsored by The National Center for State Courts and HackerNest. The event is aimed at “solving endemic challenges in the court system,” and on March 4 & 5 the 3D Hubs Salt Lake City community will join the hack-a-thon, at the Matheson Courthouse — according to Community Mayor Zach. If you live in Salt Lake City, you can participate in the hack-a-thon; simply register for the free event.
Hans Fouche from Fouche 3D Printing (the home of the Cheetah 3D printer) will be hosting this meetup in Johannesburg to bring together anyone in the area interested in 3D printing. The events takes place on March 8 from 6:00-10:00 PM, and Community Mayor Rick says you can swing by anytime after 6:00 PM. Also, bring some of your prints if you have them on hand to share with others.
Autodesk REAL 2016 will be taking place in Fort Mason from March 8-9. The 3D technology showcase will feature events and speakers from the art, entertainment, architecture, science, engineering and manufacturing industries, and the San Francisco 3D printing community has arranged a meetup of all interested Bay Area parties on March 9 from 5:30-8:00 PM. Attendees will gain access to the Live Interactive 3D Demo Hall, a reception with invited speakers, and more.
Cambodia will be hosting its first ever Mini Maker Faire in Phnom Penh, beginning March 9 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and ending March 11. The second Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival will host the event, according to Community Mayor ARC Hub, and all are invited to attend.
The focus of this workshop is SLA or stereolithography printing. This kind of printing uses the photopolymerization process, in which UV light is used to cure layers of resin material. Community Mayor Charlotte encourages anyone interested in learning more about SLA printing to join her on March 15 from 7:30-10:00 PM. FabLab Breda is hosting the event.
This meetup, hosted by FabLab Groningen, will focus on how to smooth out prints and get them ready for painting if necessary. It is happening on March 15 from 8:00-10:00 PM, and you will no doubt leave more enlightened about how to use smoothing agents safely in all of your 3D printing endeavors.
On March 16 from 4:30-8:00 PM, a Scan Party will be happening at FabLab Houten, says Community Mayor KCT. This party will give examples and display how scanning works so swing by if you would like to learn more about scanning.
This workshop takes place on March 18 from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM. The workshop will focus on creating 3D models using Rhino 3D modeling software. Community Mayor Telma wants you to attend if you are interested in learning more about using Rhino to create 3D printable models, so if you are in the area, register for the event and mark your calendar!
Bring something to scan, including yourself, to this Scanner Party in Paris, France on March 22 from 7:00-9:00 PM. This party will expose you to 3D scanning technology, while also introducing you to other people interested in 3D printing and scanning. Community Mayor Nicolas just needs you to RSVP early to reserve your space. The event is free and will include snacks and refreshments, so what do you have to lose?
This Memphis Meetup is for anyone in the area who wants to learn more about 3D printing and wants to meet others who are also interested in this growing technology. This is the first meetup sponsored by 3D Hubs in the great city of Memphis, and it will take place on March 23 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Midsouth Makers. Community Mayor Claudio hopes to see you all there! Discuss in the 3D Printing Events forum over at 3DPB.com.