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Future of 3D Printing Recap, Call for Member Presentations and New Contest

From: mike t
Sent on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:34 PM

If you braved the snow last night, thanks for making it our best-attended, highest profile meetup since I’ve started as organizer. You nearly filled a 250 capacity room. We enjoyed a look at 3D’s Printing’s world-changing potential from an all-star panel.  From everyday replacement parts and furniture to Lunar exploration and custom architecture, the future is limitless. We heard about emerging materials, 4D and changes in entire professions like construction.  You had to be particularly excited about the entrepreneurial opportunities.


As Jonathan Askin urged, now is the time to make sure the bright future of this technology remains free. You might check out  for more about open-source innovation.


Our thanks to Brooklyn Law School for the ideal venue, a/v support and connections to our skilled moderator, Jim Kohlenberger and one of the panelists. As well to the Volumetric Society and Brooklyn Tech meetups for getting the word out to their members. And The Inside 3D Expo which offered some cool giveaways to their April Javits Center event.  Our panelists stayed for nearly an hour afterwards to engage in one -on-ones. MakerBot and Shapeways shared some fun samples.


If you missed it, here is a video – it starts at about the 19 minute mark: 

Please share this with friends. 


Our next meetup is early May on the Future of Mobile Technology. We need more member presenters!  There’s another contest for those who promote our meetup in general or the May event.  Proven  electronic  shoutouts earn you a chance to win copies of a Getting Started with MakerBot book or Make Magazine’s 3D Printing issue.  You must attend the event to win. On Twitter, we are @BKFuturist.


Want to delve deeper into the possible legal conflicts that may arise from 3D Printing? Check out IPO's IP Chat Channel webinar 3D: Printing IP Challenges Ahead live at 2 PM ET on Monday March 25, or later available on demand. How will patent owners react to the copying of their patented products? Could 3D printing companies be charged with inducing patent infringement? Panelists include a top IP counsel at Caterpillar and a digital rights activist with Public Knowledge. To register, go to


Stay tuned for an announcement of a new publishing sponsor. 

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