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The 17 Most Exciting Startups at the 2014 Maker Faire

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The 17 Most Exciting Startups at the 2014 Maker Faire

The Bay Area Maker Faire is ground zero for the cutting edge in DIY and maker technology. It's the place to go to see the future of democratizing technologies, that distribute the means of production.

We're super thrilled to be unveiling our new Discov3ry Universal Paste Extruder at the event, but we're almost as excited about all the other awesome startups we'll be sharing the experience with.

One thing we noticed, was that there wasn't much detail given about the startups that were chosen to exhibit and what they've been working on. So we put together a list our selves. 

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Interview with Structur3d Printing Founders

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Interview with Structur3d Printing Founders

Our friend Alan Quarry, recently sat down with us to learn more about our company and our soon to launch Discov3ry paste extruder for desktop 3D printers. 

The videos give some great insight into how we hope to empower makers to make so much more than they could before.  We're pushing the continued democratization of manufacturing.

If you enjoy these interviews, check out AQ's Blog and Grill for more interviews with other entrepreneurs, including Gary Vaynerchuck, Guy Kawasaki and Jay Baer.



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Going to San Francisco...MakerFaire

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Going to San Francisco...MakerFaire

"If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there"

-Scott McKenzie, 1967

 

Structur3d Printing is excited to announce that we will be heading to the Bay Area MakerFaire on May 17th and 18th; just a few weeks from today.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a MakerFaire is, well you are in for a treat.  Dubbed the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," MakerFaires are events where makers, tinkerers, inventors, teachers, artists - modern day renaissance folk - get together to share their creations with the globe.  Often compared as part country fair, part science fair, and part something entirely new, MakerFaires are held world wide, with over 100 MakerFaires happening in 2013.

Check out this short introduction to MakerFaire Bay Area 2011 to get a feel for the creative atmosphere at the show.

Structur3d Printing was accepted as one of only 16 start-up sponsors for the event, which is very exciting news for us and our supporters.  The event typically sees 100,000+ visitors over the weekend and we are taking this excellent opportunity to share our paste extrusion technology and vision with the Maker crowd.  We will be bringing along one of our prototypes to demonstrate the printing of various new and exciting materials - silicone, icing sugar, ceramic slip, and a even special surprise.

StarWars cake topper printed in Royal Frosting.

StarWars cake topper printed in Royal Frosting.

Please follow our adventure to the Bay Area; we will be updating our blog and posting regular updates to our Twitter and Facebook profiles.  Also, if you are in the Bay Area around May 17th and 18th, check us out at MakerFaire.  If you are not going to make it, we would still love to meet up, coffee on us.  Drop us a line.

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