RazorLAB opens Makers|CAFE in London

First branch of long-dreamed half makerspace/half cafe opens its doors

When it comes to laser cutting services in the UK, it’s hard to beat RazorLAB for precision and expertise. Now you can throw in some tasty treats and a chat with the guys in the the know because they have just opened Makers|CAFE.

For those who need a little caffeine to cultivate their creativity, this really is a dream come true:

“…a space where people could have a quality coffee while having their prototypes made on the spot”

It’s an exciting time for makers in London, and Makers|CAFE are celebrating with a launch party this Thursday (August 21) where a lucky few will enjoy live music, free drinks and laser cutters + 3D printers in action.

If you are in the area and like the sound of joining in the fun when Makers|CAFE opens its doors to the public, you can RSVP at their Facebook event page or Eventbrite page. Spaces are limited so be sure to get in quick!

via Makers|CAFE

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Register for the LA & SF Renegade Craft Fairs

Sell the awesome products you make!

At Ponoko we’re all about enabling designers to make a living off of their creativity. If you’ve got a unique product, a great place to connect with folks interested in buying your designs is a craft fare – and Renegade is one of the best.

They just opened vendor applications for 2 west coast fairs this summer:

Applications for both fairs close April 18, 2014, so head over to Renegade’s site to submit your application. Make sure your product really shines by checking out these tips for submitting an all-star application.

If you don’t live in the golden state, don’t despair. Renegade has craft fairs in Austin, Chicago, Brooklyn, and London!

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Inside 3D Printing Conference Starts Today in San Jose

See 3D printed guitars, belts, and more.

15% OFF discount with code: PK15.

Keith Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Organovo, the global leader in 3D bioprinting, will deliver a keynote presentation, 3D Bioprinting: Changing the Shape of Medical Research and Practice. Murphy, who has 20 years of experience in biotechnology, will speak on how the company’s pioneering technology is impacting drug discovery research today and has the potential to produce transplant tissues in the future.

The impact of 3D printing on the medical field will also serve as a key theme in the Asia-Pacific version of Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, as it continues its world tour in Singapore on October 1-2.

Joseph J. Salvo, Leader- Business Integration for GE Global Research Technologies, has also joined the San Jose event as a speaker. Dr. Salvo and his laboratory are responsible for the development of complex decision platforms, including GE RailwiseTM and the Global Vendor Managed Inventory. He will lead the session titled Changing the Manufacturing Paradigm: Crowdsourcing and 3D Printing.

S. Scott Crump, Founder of Stratasys, and Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, will also serve as keynote speakers.

The expo hall in San Jose will be the largest yet! Attendees will network with professionals at leading 3D printing companies, including 3D Systems, Stratasys, Accenture, Mcor Technologies, Fathom, Afina, Made in Space, Leopoly, and more.

Enter our discount code: PK15 for 15% off your full conference pass. Prices increase onsite, so register now.

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Inside 3D Printing comes to San Jose in September – 15% discount

Attend Inside 3D Printing San Jose – 15% Discount

The Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo will continue its world tour in San Jose, California on September 17-18. With a new city, speakers, and exhibitors, this event is one that shouldn’t be missed by those interested in the business and applications of 3D printing.

Prices increase on September 5, so enter our 15% discount code: PK15 and register now.

Carl Bass, President & CEO of Autodesk, Avi Reichental, President & CEO of 3D Systems, and S. Scott Crump, Founder of Stratasys, will deliver the conference’s three keynote addresses.

Crump will also participate in the session, 3D Printing Pioneers, which will bring together Carl Deckard, Polymer Scientist, Structured Polymers, and Chuck Hull, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems. The three creators of FDM, SLS, and SLA will discuss their early technical and commercial challenges, and what it took to become successful.

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Inside 3D Printing Conference comes to Silicon Valley

September 17-18, 2013 in San Jose

After successful events in Chicago and NYC, the Inside 3D Printing Conference continues it’s world tour with it’s first event in California.

The 2 day conference will be held in San Jose on September 17-18. Keynote speakers include 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental, Stratasys founder S. Scott Crump, and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.

The agenda so far includes talks ranging from The Future of Retail and 3D Printed Electronics to implications for Intellectual Property and investing in the 3D printing boom.

Ponoko folks will be there and we’ve got a special registration rate for Ponoko fans. Get 15% off conference passes with code PK15. See ya there!

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Inside 3D Printing early bird prices end this week!

Get 15% off with code PK15

We’ve partnered again with the Inside 3D Printing Conference as it continues its world tour in Chicago this July 10-11. Event prices increase this Friday, so enter our promo-code, PK15, and register today.

With Stratasys and 3D Systems slated to exhibit at the event’s summer edition, the event provides an ideal opportunity to meet with some of the industry’s biggest players and watch 3D printers and services in action.

The event will tackle 3D printing’s impact on food, fashion, art, architecture, design, engineering, weapons, and more. Sessions include: The XYZs of 3D Scanning: Making Reality Digital, Policy Considerations for Additive Manufacturing, Robots Will Make Your Food, 3D Concrete Printing: Full Scale Additive Manufacturing in Architecture and Construction, and 3D Printed Firearms: Additive Manufacturing Meets Hobbyist Gunsmithing. View the full program here.

Keynote presentations will be given by Congressman Bill Foster of the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, Scott Crump, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Stratasys, and Avi Reichental, President & CEO of 3D Systems.

Additional speakers include Mike Vasquez, Additive Manufacturing Technology & Material Specialist, Julie Friedman Steele of The 3D Printer Experience, and Michael Guslick of HaveBlue.org.

You’ll also hear from the designer and architect who created style icon Dita von Teese’s intricate 3D printed dress. Francis Bitonti and Michael Schmidt will discuss 3D printing’s impact on the fashion and art industries, as well as the creative opportunities which exist with innovative materials and techniques.

Save $250 off on-site prices and register before this Friday.

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Meet Vectorealism at Barcelona Mini Maker Faire

Good news for all european Makers!

Next Saturday our Italian partner Vectorealism will meet the Spanish Maker community at Barcelona Mini Maker Faire.

A pack with lasercut stuff is already flying to Barcelona. To celebrate this special event Vectorealism will offer free shipping to Spain until the end of the July.

Anyone with a Ponoko account can make products at Vectorealism hub and ship to Spain for free using promo code CKB7IA.

Offer ends on Sunday, July 30th.

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Inside 3D Printing conference coming to Chicago

Get 15% off conference passes

After a successful event in NYC this spring, Inside 3D Printing is coming to Chicago next month, July 10-11.

Keynote speakers include Illinois Congressman Bill Foster, Stratasys founder Scott Crump, and 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental. Other speakers will discuss topics ranging from policy (3D printing and the future of Intellectual Property, the rapid manufacture of weapons) to mass adoption (desktop printers from start to finish, 3D printing adoption in retail and branding) to innovative new uses in food, fashion, architecture, and electronics.

There’s also a full day’s schedule of tutorials and an exhibition hall of the latest 3D printing products, projects, and services.

Register for the event and save 15% with code PK15!

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Can 3D printing go green? Bay area conference to brainstorm on ethics & sustainability of 3D printing

May 2-4 in San Francisco

With 3D printing gaining traction as the democratization of manufacturing, now is the time to discuss the environmental impact and envision a sustainable future for this rapidly growing industry.

To anser the question ‘Can 3D printing go green?’ Swissnex, an organization that fosters connections between Switzerland and San Francisco, is coordinating a multi-day forum on 3D printing and biomaterials.

All are welcome to attend The Ethics and Sustainability of 3D Printing conference this Thursday in San Francisco. The four hour event includes speaker presentations, panel discussions, demos, and a reception. Advanced tickets are just $10, and free for students under 25.

There will also be a hands-on workshop on Saturday for creating your own biomaterials.

On Friday, experts ranging from business leaders and venture capitalists to government funded researchers and academic scholars will convene to discuss their insights, debate future scenarios, and develop a roadmap for achieving sustainability across the 3D printing industry.

Get tickets for the conference here.
Get tickets for the workshop here.

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CODAME event explores 3D printing at intersection of Art and Technology

Wednesday May 1 in San Francisco

Art/tech nonprofit CODAME is “exploring the dimensions of 3D printing” — all 4 of them. What’s the fourth dimension of 3D printing? You’ll have to find out from CODAME featured artist and speaker Stefano Corazza.

CODAME 3D PRINTING will be at Adobe Systems in SOMA San Francisco on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-9pm. Tickets are donation only, but $10 is recommended.

There will be performance art, live music, 3D printing show & tell, plus talks on 3D printing as applied to Business, Gaming, Manufacturing, Biology, and Art. Check out the full featured speaker/artist profiles here, including Ponoko CMO Kristen Turner (yep, talkin’ about myself in 3rd person).

So come to CODAME 3D Printing! It’s a lot of bang for your donated buck. Donate bucks ie get tickets here.

Can’t make it to this event? CODAME has an extensive calendar of events lined up for their 2013 program — everything from data visualization and hacking to fundraising and a full-on festival.

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