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Portland 3D Printing Lab

ISITE Design
2030 NW Pettygrove Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



In February 60 Layer Geeks got to see how real Oregon companies team up to create business opportunities using 3D printing. We kicked off with a high-level overview of what 3D printing is and how it's used. Then, we took a look at updates in the industry and talked about how we, as a community, can work together. Next, Rigado Systems, makers of Lumenplay, showed us how 3D printed parts allows them to be responsive to their customers' needs. RapidMade showed us the kinds of products they can make in short order and gave us advice on how to prepare your products to be printed. Lastly, ProtoPasta told us the story of their Kickstarter for desktop 3D printer filament, made with polycarb and carbon fiber.

In March, we'll take a look at the tools, including an in-depth look at 3D scanning and 3d printed prosthetic hands! Agenda follows: 0600p : 3D printing for Beginners

0630p : Networking over light food/beverages

0730p : Intro

0710p : Show your projects OR

           Community Q&A - Shout out a question, get it answered

0750p : Sklyr @ 3Digitize.us talks about the state of the art in 3D scanning, with a LIVE demo!

0810p : Ivan Owen tells us the story of creating prosthetic hands and joining the e.Nable project! 0810p : More Networking!

Note 1: We also had a LARGE number of printers (including a delta!) represented at our Feb meetup. If you'd like to bring a printer, please contact the group organizer, so we can set aside table space.

Note 2: If you have a project or business you'd like to talk about, please contact the group organizer by private message. We're looking for 15-20 minute presentations. Slides aren't necessary, but we have access to a projector and plenty of table space. Good examples would be demonstrations of a new technique/tool, an overview of a service you provide, a unique project you've modeled/printed, etc. If you know a great speaker, please refer them!

Please share this with your network and bring your imagination and enthusiasm. We'd particularly like to get people from bigger corps that are using a lot of 3D printing in their design process (looking at you Nike and Intel :)