At tonight's meeting of the SVForum 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG), GrowShapes LLC's CEO Geoffrey Doyle moderates the panel on "Distributed or Centralized: How Will We 3D Print?".
Learn about the pros and cons of using centralized and decentralized 3D printing from Sculpteo, Authentise, Treofab, and Type A Machines.
Individual presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by SIG Co-Chair Geoffrey Doyle.
3D printing is democratizing manufacturing. Creating custom products has never been more accessible or affordable. Sculpteo will illustrate the ways startups are using 3D printing in their business — from prototyping and product development to final production and even marketing. Startups featured will include hardware, consumer products, software, and mobile apps.
Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco and Paris. They offer on-demand 3D printing of individual products as well as short-run manufacturing. They have over 45 materials, colors, and finishes available, and superior file analysis and repair. Their factories use only professional printers and provide fast turnaround with worldwide delivery. Sculpteo was founded in 2009 by Eric Carreel and Clément Moreau.
Authentise delivers software to enable distributed manufacturing, including Intellectual Property protection and remote production monitoring tools for 3D Printing. Authentise’s technologies facilitate 3D printing’s ability to disrupt traditional manufacturing and supply chains.
Authentise’s first product is a 3D streaming widget embedded directly on its clients website, which permits marketplaces, OEMs and design owners to ensure that they get paid for every print while making the print process easier for their customers.
Authentise was founded at Singularity University in 2012 and is based at NASA Ames Research Park in Mountain View, California. It has been featured in the BBC, Bloomberg, MIT Technology review and others.
Treofab is an online marketplace that brings the consumer, designer and manufacturer together exclusively for 3D printed objects. Treofab provides and the consumer the ability to personalize and customize a product of their desire, gives the designer the creative tools and promotional outlet for their designs, and the manufacturers the ability to showcase their materials, finishes, speed, and delivery method.
Type A Machines
Type A Machines is a San Francisco based 3D printer manufacturer. Since their inception in January 2012, their Series 1 Desktop 3D printer has won multiple awards for their user friendly and reliable design. The Type A Machines community quadrupled in size last year to some 500+ users, and Type A Machines is rapidly becoming “experts choice” amongst Engineers, Designers, Educators and Makers.
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