i.materialise had the very clever idea of writing up a post called "3 Reasons to visit the i.materialise stand at Maker Faire Detroit".

Well we're going to be there too!

(In case you haven't heard of us yet, we're the makers of the Discov3ry: a universal paste extruder for desktop 3D printers. We just finished up a really fun Kickstarter campaign, and raised $126k. )

As a hat tip to i.materialise, and of course a sense of friendly competition, we present to you: 

4 Reasons to visit the Structur3D Printing Stand at Maker Faire Detroit

Here we go. 

1. Learn about 3D printing with Paste Materials

Until now, consumer level 3D printing has been almost entirely restricted to a few different types of plastics. This results in cool looking, but often not that useful objects, including a whole lot of Yoda heads:

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Materials have a tremendous impact on the texture, durability, aesthetic and other properties of an object. That's why our mission is to expand what desktop 3D printing can do, by introducing totally new materials, that start out in paste form.  Like what?

Like Silicone: 

Latex:

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Icing sugar:

And a whole lot more.

We know what you're thinking, don't worry, it's all food safe. The materials are kept completely separate. If you want to switch from one to another, you just change out the cartridge (syringe, tubing and tip).

 

2.  Nutella!

People love the Nutella so much, we had to give it it's own reason: 

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3.  We were a huge hit at the Bay Area Maker Faire

Seriously, the booth was constantly packed...

 

4. Be First in Line for Discov3ry Pre-Orders

The Kickstarter campaign is over, and we're not selling them on our site yet, so the only way to get in line for delivery of a new Discov3ry Paste Extruder is in person, at the Detroit Maker Faire

 

Bonus reason: Win a Discov3ry Paste Extruder!

We'll be giving one away, so please stop by our booth to register for the raffle!

Afterwards, you visit us, you might even want to stop by the i.materialise booth too. It's likely that our booths will be pretty close to one another.