First off, HUGE thanks to all who visited us at 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank at the end of January, and the 3D Printshow, NYC earlier this month… having previously exhibited only in London, UK, these events were our first in the US; both shows blew our expectations out of the park!
Attending these shows was a great way to research opportunities and collect feedback for the final tweaks to the Fuel3D 1.0, to be supplied to you, our backers! Although our journey was a very exciting one, we’re glad to be back at our facility to continue developments for our projects deadlines.
This week’s Kickstarter update draws together the team’s shenanigans and other interesting goings-on for the past 2 shows.
It’s fair to say that Fuel3D landed in the US with a BOOM …
…here’s our booth soon after the doors opened at the 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA:
…and a panoramic view of the show floor at the 3D Printshow, NYC. Attendees paying particular interest again to the Fuel3D booth (shown left of image):
3D Printer World EXPO, Jan 31st:
The 3D Printer World Expo led to an extremely exciting collaboration between Fuel3D & Conceptual Artist, John Mahoney; John uses ZBrush to create super cool 3D art. Having worked for Disney on 10 occasions as an animation designer, we knew that working with John would help demonstrate the strength of our device for the digital world … We presented alongside John:
Fuel3D On-Stage: ‘From 3D scan to print; not every video needs to start from scratch’.
We recorded this presentation, check it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjnpZlKUpMI
John put together some videos which can be found on our YouTube Channel. One of which even starred Fuel3D members Chris, Charlie, Andy and Phil!
3D Printshow NYC, Feb 13th:
Having already exhibited at the 3D Printshow in London we were super-excited to see what the NYC venue could offer…
Dave the Alien joined the team!
Dave (who starred in BBC’s television series, ‘Doctor Who’) was a great way to showcase the accuracy of our scanner: we 3D scanned and then 3D printed his head. Here’s the outcome:
Check out Dave in all his 3D glory: https://skfb.ly/xMPV
If you want to see more of what Dave got up to, visit our Pinterest page.
Fuel3D On-Stage: ‘Harkerize me: the 21st Century Portrait’. With Chris from Fuel3D, Turlif from Uformia & renowned 3D artist, Josh Harker.
Fuel3D's low cost, high quality, point and shoot scanner, MeshUP, a super simple to use 3D mashup/modeling tool and Josh Harker's gorgeous filigree pattern can be combined to create a personalized or 'Harkerized' face mask within minutes.
See the session’s content here: http://3dprintshow.com/events-registration/?ee=283
Due to the success of the 3D Printshow, NYC, Fuel3D have been nominated for an awards category announcement for the London event later in April this year…keep an eye out for this!
Even at Fuel3D, where we see 3D all day, ordinary 2D pictures tell a thousand words…check out our Pinterest page for more pictures we took throughout the 2 shows.
As some of you may already be aware, free face scans were central to our exhibition theme…for the 2 most recent shows, we scanned an incredible 868 individuals! This means that we averaged a scan every 2 minutes 45 seconds!
Once again, it was great to feel the industry buzz and be surrounded by other low-cost 3D technologies. The application areas for the Fuel3D scanner increase each day; although we have attended 3D Printer orientated exhibitions, Fuel3D will be widening its participation within other 3D fields, namely games development, medical (orthotics & prosthetics), science and other gadget/tech related activities.
For now though, we’re looking forward to the USA Science Festival at the end of April, and the 3D Printshow London event in September later this year – hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet more of you on our travels very soon!
Thanks again for your ongoing support – Team Fuel3D.