July 4, 2013 AT 9:00 am

3D Printing Panel: “Beyond the Hype: What’s It Actually Good For?” #3DThursday #3DPrinting

3D Printing Beyond the Hype What s It Actually Good Tickets New York Eventbrite

If you are in the New York area next Tuesday, check out the 3D Printing Panel: “Beyond the Hype: What’s It Actually Good For?” presented by General Assembly + Quartz:

3D Printing, Beyond the Hype: What’s It Actually Good For?

Tuesday, July 16th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, presented by General Assembly + Quartz

Few technologies are as subject to media hype and sci-fi speculation as 3D printing, which has been touted as everything from an end to traditional manufacturing to a solution to world hunger.  We’ll bring together individuals who are actually making mass 3D printing a reality with those who are coming up with other creative uses for an evening of conversation about the present and future of the technology.  How is 3D printing changing existing industries?  What new industries are (actually) being enabled by it? How does it enable existing technologies?


  • Christopher Mims, Tech Reporter, Quartz


  • Duann Scott, Designer, Shapeways
  • Lizabeth Arum, Education Coordinator, makerbot.org
  • Matthew Griffin, Director of Community & Support, Adafruit

Read more.

Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

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