This week at TBIC we are joined by Luis Gomez of EMS (www.ems-usa.com) for an in-depth look at what’s new in the world of rapid prototyping and 3D printing. This is an amazing technology that has seen huge growth in the past few years and not without some controversy. It has reduced the barrier to product development and made prototyping much more affordable. Some 3D printers can now print with metal and others can print flexible or colorful plastics. Scanning technology has also advanced so that a clay model can be more rapidly turned into a CAD design for tweaking and structural analysis. If you have any interest in rapidly designing a product without spending tons of cash tooling, than you must attend the Tampa Bay Inventors Council this Wednesday, July 9th from 7-9pm at 7887 Bryan Dairy Rd in largo, FL. Doors open at 6:30 right up the green staircase facing Bryan Dairy. I hope to see you there!