3D Hubs does not need any proof that it is an international company with locations around the world. It also doesn’t need much proof that the company is positioned to have a great impact on people’s access to 3D printing technology. But if it did need this proof, this week’s 3D Hubs events calendar is a good example of not only the diversity of its locations, but also the diversity of workshops and events 3D Hubs is sponsoring. Here’s the list of next week’s 3D Hubs Events below.
On August 24, from 6:30-8:30 PM, East Lansing, Michigan’s Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is hosting a meet-up featuring Dean Piper of mUVe3D. Community Mayor, Joe, writes that the itinerary for the event will be a half hour welcome, a half hour presentation with Dean Piper, and an hour at the end for projects and networking. This means you will have plenty of time to meet like-minded 3D printing devotees, and snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Dallas is the location for the next 3D Hubs event on the calendar. The “From Design to 3D Print: Fusion 360,” is an introductory workshop on using Autodesk Fusion 360, and you leave with your own 3D printed lampshade, and a $15.00 3D Hubs print voucher. This workshop will introduce you to the Fusion 360 basics, have you apply your new skills to designing the lampshade, and then send the lampshade to print. There are only three spaces left, so if you are interested, then you can sign up here. Remember to bring your laptop and an external mouse, as well.
Next, we go to Amsterdam, where a sold-out workshop jointly sponsored by 3D Hubs and Proto-Pasta will take place from 7:00-9:30 PM on Tuesday, August 25th. This workshop focuses on how to use Proto-Pasta’s stainless steel and carbon fiber filaments on FDM printers and it will also go over polishing techniques. For €15.00, those fortunate to have been able to sign up will receive a 150g sample pack of each filament, refreshments, and the opportunity to attend the workshop.
August 26th, from 4:00-6:00 PM, Community Mayor Alex invites all those in São Carlos, Brazil to come to an informative session about 3D printing and 3D Hubs’ activities. The event will be held in the Anfiteatro Jorge Caron, and it is devoted to makers and enthusiasts of 3D printing. You can find out more about the event (the announcement is written in Portuguese) here.
Another 3D Hubs event is in Cleveland, Ohio on August 26th. This event is organized by Community Mayor, Will, and will take place at the Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory. This event is actually a competition to see who was capable of printing the strongest hook; it’s the 3D Printed Hook Challenge! Each participant will use the same STL file and a team of two (maximum) can try to 3D print the hook that will hold the most weight without breaking. They are even building a special rig made from a shop press and heavy duty scale to apply the force required to break the hooks! Sounds like fun for those already hooked on 3D printing!
There’s another sold out event sponsored by 3D Hubs. This event is happening on August 26th from 7:00-9:00 PM in San Francisco, and it features best practices focusing on MadeSolid’s FlexSolid filament. Participants in the workshop, which is organized by Maddie, will get the workshop, refreshments and snacks, and a custom made filament sample pack including 150g of FlexSolid filament. If you didn’t get tickets to this one, no worries. This is the first in a series of 4 workshops offered in San Francisco about FlexSolid filament.