May 15, 2014 AT 4:00 pm

Maker Faire: “A Field Guide to the Diversity of the 3D Printed World: Design and Modeling for 3D Printing” – Make: Live Stage, Saturday, 5pm #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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If you will be attending Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA, this weekend, please check out my talk at the Make: Live stage at 5pm! “A Field Guide to the Diversity of the 3D Printed World: Design and Modeling for 3D Printing“. I have been collecting stories, images, and more from compelling uses cases for 3D printing for a wide variety of fields/industries, and will be sharing a fun slideshow “field guide” of some of the highlights of my investigations so far!

When people ask “What’s 3D printing for?” they expect simple answers. But in the wild, designers find uses for 3D printing in a vast range of fields. Here’s a quick survey from my book-in-progress “Design & Modeling for 3D Printing” (MakerMedia 2014).

Presenter: Matthew Griffin is currently writing “Design & Modeling for 3D Printing” for Make:Books. He is Director of Community & Support at Adafruit Industries.

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