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Prototype Trifecta Tour : Lasers, 3D Printers, CNCs! - 1st in a 3 Part Series

Prototype Trifecta Tour : Lasers, 3D Printers, CNCs!

You may have experienced 3D printing, but do you know the difference between SLA and FDM? By the end of this meetup, you will! Let's explore techniques that can solidify ideas into reality. When Prototyping, you can bet that you can't go wrong with Lasers, 3D printers, and CNC machining.

The Make:OC 2014 kickoff will be hosted by 3D printing experts Thingify in Irvine

• 6:30 PM networking

• 7:00 PM introduction to Thingify and 3D 

• 7:30 + detailed exploration of various 3D systems (DLP, FDM, SLA, etc) 

about the Prototype Tour: 

In this multi-meetup series we will explore 3 different machines to learn the unique capabilities and limitations offered by each fabrication technology. If you have 'been there and done that', you can still show your support as we will be utilizing local businesses that believe in the Maker movement.

The OC Mini Maker Faire is closer than you think... so let's tool up and start those showcase projects!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    3D Printing about to go mainstream? Dell to offer MakerBots with Dell Precision workstations -

    January 27, 2014

    • Arman B.

      If they threw in a cheap Solidworks license and a Quadro as well -that would rock!

      January 27, 2014

  • Liz

    Very interesting tour, and a nice insight into different types of 3d printer fabrication.

    January 16, 2014

  • Sarah D.

    Enthusiastic crowd -- great to see such interest

    January 16, 2014

  • Dennis C.

    Arman, Make OC, Brian and the Thingify crew. Awesome job. Thanks so much for hosting. Til the next segment of this series. . .

    January 16, 2014

  • Steve!

    Great event! Arman, Brian, and the thingify crew are very knowledgeable, and the crowd was very excited to get to become more framiliar. Great opportunity to meet new people and expand business connections.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Arman B.

    The crowd was great, we packed the house!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • jim

    Everyone there was buzzin' with ideas. GREAT crowd. Thingify is a GREAT resource right here in OC! Three cheers for Arman, Thanks Brian!

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Arman B.

      No way, Three cheers for *us*

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Arman B.

    I want to thank everyone for roughing that wonderful SoCal traffic to make the event tonight. Brian and Crew were incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable. Let's keep the ideas flowing and make 2014 really count :-) Next stop on the tour... Lasers!

    2 · January 16, 2014

  • Paul O.

    Great event

    January 15, 2014

  • Chris R.

    This was a great event. Thanks for hosting Brian. I learned lots. It was great to see the various types of 3d printers!

    January 15, 2014

  • Ed G.

    Had a great time and met some wonderful folks, thanks to everyone.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arman, Brian, thanks for setting this up! This was extremely interesting. Looking forward to the next session.

    January 15, 2014

  • Brian A.

    Do you still need a location for this? If this can be rescheduled for after CES we can host this on our space

    December 20, 2013

    • Arman B.

      Brian, Thanks for reaching out to us and offering to host. We are looking forward to seeing the plastics hit the platform in the new year.

      December 21, 2013

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