There are some major 3D printing trade shows that cover all or most aspects of the industry, and then there are more niche events that focus on a smaller area – like last week’s summit on 3D printing in medicine and dentistry, for example. Coming up next week, on February 8 and 9, following SOLIDWORKS World, is the Formlabs Roadshow in Los Angeles, and its focus is on another piece of the industry – design and entertainment.
To be exact, the theme of February 8’s agenda is Design and Manufacturing, while February 9 covers Entertainment and 3D Printing. The panel and networking event will, on the first day, discuss the digital workflows of small and large manufacturing companies in Los Angeles. Engineering and design firms will talk about how to optimize manufacturing processes for production by incorporating 3D printing into workflows. On Day 2, industry-leading character artists, game designers, and special effects artists will discuss how they are using CAD and 3D printing to rapidly prototype their designs. Design experts will talk about how they combine traditional techniques and new technology to bring their designs to life.
Highlights of the Design and Manufacturing segment will include an expert discussion on the intersection of design and manufacturing, and how designers become manufacturers and manufacturers become designers. They will see the workflow of Matt Moseman of the custom auto shop Ringbrothers utilize the Form 2 and SOLIDWORKS to create end-use parts such as door handles and mirrors. In the Entertainment and 3D Printing segment, attendees will hear from Aaron Sims of Aaron Sims Creative and see how they used Wacom, Zbrush and the Form 2 to bring the Demogorgon from Stranger Things to life.
“The Roadshow brings together thought leaders from all different industries to discuss how 3D printing technology has enabled their design or production process,” Lauren Watkins, Product Marketing and Education for Formlabs and Co-Creator of the Roadshow, told 3DPrint.com. “We take a look at challenges and successes of large and small scale businesses and how we can work together to continue to push the industry forward.”
- Matt Moseman, Ringbrothers
- Tracy Hazzard, Hazz Design
- Lev Markov, Snap Inc.
- Jenny Wu, LACE/Harvard
- John Bruner, Formlabs
- Sarah Reynolds, Hasbro
- Paul Gaboury, ZBrush
- Aaron Sims, Aaron Sims Creative
- Lance Winkel, University of Southern California
- Ehren Biernert, Blizzard
There will also be live demos including a demo of the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and following the panels will be industry break-out sessions and then networking. The schedule for each night is as follows:
“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Formlabs Roadshow,” Moseman told us. “With Solidworks World being the kick-off to the Roadshow we can only imagine how much energy and excitement everyone is going to have to discuss the latest trends in; design, engineering, and manufacturing. There’s so much value in hearing from experts with different specialties and that’s what makes Formlabs great to work with, they’re a passionate team making user-friendly and accessible 3D printers supporting a variety of environments. Cannot wait to learn how everyone attending the Roadshow is innovating in their own way.”
- 6-6:30 Check-in
- 6:30-7:30 Panel
- 7:30-8 Industry breakout sessions
- 8-9:30 Demos, conversation, networking, workflow discussion (plus tacos and beer)
“3D printing is all about focusing in on the workflow,” Diana Verdugo, Formlabs Partnership Lead and Co-Creator of the Roadshow, told 3DPrint.com. “Dissecting it, optimizing it and improving it. It’s most effective when you’re doing this face to face in the company of workflow players, like CAD companies, and the disrupters who identify these workflows. Our goal for the Roadshow is to connect communities together in the name of Digital Design and Manufacturing and bring accessibility to those workflows.”
Tickets to the Roadshow are $5, but if you’d like a complimentary ticket, you can use the code 3DPrint.com to attend for free.
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