(NextSpace Santa Cruz; May 8th) 3D Printing in 360 Degrees

3D Printing in 360 Degrees

 

MODERATOR: Doug Erickson, Founder, Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup

 

This event will present a 360 degree review of the current entrepreneurial environment of 3D printing ventures.  The panel of participants will participate in a spirited discussion with attendees after offering brief updates in the areas of attracting investment, succeeding at bootstrapping and strengthening business development strategies in light of the evolving landscape of relevant legal dynamics.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the presentations begin at 6:30 .m..

 

The topics and panelists will include:

 

A VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES:

OBSERVATIONS OF A 3D PRINTING ENTREPRENEUR

Presenter: David Britton, CEO and Founder, MakersFactory

 

3 DIMENSIONS OF INVESTING:

AN OVERVIEW OF THE CURRENT INVESTMENT CLIMATE

Presenter:   Geoffrey Doyle, Partner, Percipient Capital US

 

PATENT & DESIGN PROTECTION OPTIONS

Presenter: Patrick Reilly, Patent Attorney

 

COPYRIGHT LAW IN 3D

Presenter:  Michael Mount, Esq.

 

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  • Will L.

    Just saw this, and thought of you all. Kind of goofy, but we can now get a 3D printing of ourselves as an Star Wars Imperial Trooper:

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Venturebeat/~3/X_gIJHZAx80/story01.htm

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Aaron F.

    Thanks to all presenters for your effort. Any interest in a sequel? I'd be interested in a deeper look at the technical aspects of 3d printing. For example, just how much compute power is involved in rendering a small 3d part (say, one of Sedny's nameplates)? What algorithms are in use, are they easily parallelized, can they benefit from custom hardware acceleration? On the more mechanical side, a survey of the materials properties of various plastics in use today, and their spatial resolution, would be interesting.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Brad S.

    The question came up about the quality of the parts produced. It is a great question which I think will be handled in time. In contrast when I buy a factory plastic part for my 23 year old 4RNR that part is already 23 years old! That is something to think about.

    May 9, 2013

  • Myles K.

    Interesting, but would have preferred fewer presenters and more depth to the presentations. A paradigm shifter, for certain. And lots of uncharted territory for IP, copyrights, patents, liability, regulatory compliance and more. See this moving from prototyping and low volume, high value parts (e.g. aircraft interiors) to consumer goods where cosmetic needs trump structural requirements. But just think about the global impact of designing or downloading and printing common plastic/metal parts/products in your home, vs. building and shipping them across the globe!

    May 9, 2013

    • Brad S.

      I liked that there were as many presenters as members! I think your off on printing at home. I see this more as a copy store kind of thing. I think the real bucks are going to Fab Fish who want to make it easy for anyone to do. Their software looked weak but the concept is dead on.

      May 9, 2013

  • Jim W.

    In considering fixes for future meetings, I'd sure enjoy a speaker sound system. From the back it was difficult to follow some of the complex information that was very ably dispensed.

    May 9, 2013

    • Doug E.

      agreed! thank you for the feedback!

      May 9, 2013

  • Will L.

    Great meeting. It was nice to hear from what I envision as the three primary market segments in additive manufacturing: 1) people who design and invest in 3D printing technology (Geoffrey); 2) people who own sophisticated 3D printers for customer use (David); and 3) people who design things for us to print (Sedny). I think that Makersfactory is in a strong market segment now, but I also think that businesses based around owning a sophisticated printer are going to be in a weaker and weaker position as printer costs decrease. I think that developing 3D printing technology itself is going to be out of the reach of most people because it requires significant engineering skill and capital to develop. But I think that, so long as copyright and patent laws, or just plain 'ole tough encryption, is able to or is amended to protect object design, companies like SushiL... FAB! are poised to do very well and allow the masses to profit from producing interesting consumer products.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Elizabeth G.

    Thank you to all the organizers and speakers for an interesting evening! Nice "follow up" to the event with Bathsheba Grossman awhile back. I always count on the Santa Cruz Tech community to let me in on where the world is certainly going next! Sushifab looks amazing.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Brad S.

    Good but seemed to lack the Valley "Buzz". I was hoping for some real market drivers. Dave Britton brought some great stuff that would have been a big deal some where else, say, Toledo, Ohio. The Valley has really bled over to SC. I will leave you with this. It is not about 3D printing, it is about infrastructure. Print any thing any time any where.

    May 8, 2013

  • Laura N.

    I am not going to be able to make it tonight after all. Have a great time everyone.

    May 8, 2013

  • Geoffrey D.

    Looking forward to presenting some information about the technology and investment activity.

    May 8, 2013

  • Karen K.

    I would love to also SEE 3D printing. When/where is an opportunity for that? Hope to attend this talk!

    May 3, 2013

    • Patrick R.

      You can see 3D printing at MakersFactory, located at CRUZIO, most days of the week.

      2 · May 5, 2013

    • Karen K.

      Thanks, Patrick. In addition to that, I would like to see one at the talk, too. So hope that might work out.

      May 7, 2013

  • Rob L.

    Saw this article on 3d printing and how this 3d printed gun actually fires shots ! http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/tech/innovation/3d-gun-video/index.html?sr=fb050613tech3dprintedgun7p

    May 6, 2013

    • Brad S.

      Forget the guns, I want to see a 3d printed logic circuit.

      May 7, 2013

  • Gary I.

    Very interesting subject!

    May 3, 2013

  • Jon N.

    Cool. I'm working with a group trying to start an advanced manufacturing network in California.

    April 29, 2013

  • Jason B.

    Should be a great event. Thanks to the organizers.

    April 23, 2013

  • Lisa Huala C.

    maybe 2 guests- might be bringing my kids (18 and 21) if they can make it.

    April 23, 2013

  • Doug E.

    great to be back in Santa Cruz, and to participate in this thriving community!

    April 22, 2013

  • Tom

    Eager to learn more about this emerging space

    April 22, 2013

  • Steve B.

    iOS Developer

    April 22, 2013

  • Myles K.

    Sounds interesting!

    April 22, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Looking forward to this one.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing the local 3D projects!

    April 22, 2013

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