The Bay Area Maker Faire just wrapped up, and there was lots of 3D printing to see. Makers from all over showed off their latest printers and printed gadgets in a constant whir of stepper motors. While there’s plenty of 3D printing fun to be had at Maker Faire, it’s only one form of make. MakerBot may have been there, but the event isn’t totally dedicated to 3D printing. I’ll make it to Maker Faire eventually, but this year I’m sticking to the events that are coordinated specifically around 3D printing. One of those events is the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo.
Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo attracted 3,000 attendees and top exhibitors like MakerBot and 3D Systems to its inaugural event in New York. Now, this exciting new conference will head to Chicago on July 10-11.
As “the” B2B tradeshow for the 3D printing industry, the event garners top venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, professors, manufacturers, makers, and artists to explore the impact of this rapidly growing field. The summer edition, programmed by Hod Lipson, has already confirmed numerous speakers, including Scott Crump, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Stratasys, Bill Foster, Congressman of the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, Ralph L. Resnick, President and Executive Director of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), and Cydni Tetro, Entrepreneur in Residence for Disney.
Among the presentations will be: Tools of Creation, Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing Technologies, The Printed Athlete: How 3D Printing is Changing the Nature of Sports, and many more. The event’s networking reception and exhibit hall, featuring the likes of Stratasys, Mcor Technologies, Solid Concepts, InterPRO, and NRI, provide the ideal forum for professionals to network with like-minded peers and investors and explore the latest 3D printing equipment. There will also be tutorial sessions on a range of topics.
I hope to see some of you in the exhibit hall. As a bit of encouragement for you to attend, there’s a 15% discount being offered on the Gold Passports. Just enter our code 3DNET and register here.
Here’s a video of the last Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, held in New York: