Cross Country Trip Uncovers the Future of How Things Are Designed and
Made in America
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
After two months on the road, the 3DRV:
Driven by Design road tour has begun to uncover the variety of ways
that companies and individuals are using 3D design, reality capture, and
fabrication technologies to shape the world around them.
TJ McCue, host of the 3DRV tour and author, is also raising awareness
about 3D and educating the public on how to take advantage of these
technologies, many of which are free or available at a very low cost.
“From consumers to business owners, people find 3D (scanning, printing,
design) fascinating, and sometimes perplexing. When we start to talk
about it, they are always curious, engaged, and most are genuinely
interested to learn more,” said McCue.
The 3DRV road tour—which kicked off on May 16th, 2014, and is
sponsored by Autodesk,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), HP, NVIDIA, Stratasys, FARO and Jayco—will make
more than 100 scheduled stops across the United States over the course
of eight months. A sampling of stops from the first leg of the journey
reveals the diverse use of 3D technologies throughout the country such
a lunar lander and 3D
printing in space, modeling
for clean air in operating rooms; personal manufacturing with Monkey
Likes Shiny and laser
scanning a Starbucks; free
3D design apps and 3D printing used by artists, and 3D
design and simulation to improve bridges and roads.
”There’s innovation happening in all corners of the country that can
shed light on where the future of making things is headed,” said Amar
Hanspal, senior vice president at Autodesk. “This tour is right in line
with our aim to help everyone design and make anything they can imagine.”
In 69 days, McCue has racked up 4,627 miles, 32 stops, 207 cups of
coffee and 33 blog posts. “There is a strong pulse out there, for sure.
A pulse that quickens when someone senses that we’re on the cusp of a
real revolution in making and that it is open to them. From government
agencies to business owners, people find 3D in all its forms—scanning,
printing, design—a fascinating area to embrace,” added McCue. “After six
weeks on the road, it’s clear that ‘manufacturing’ is no longer limited
to factories or traditional industrial settings. Today’s affordable and
accessible technology enables anyone to be his or her own designer and
For a condensed summary, check out TJ McCue’s observations from the road
From The Roadtrip: Update One
Follow along at www.3drv.com
and #3DRV, and see ongoing posts from the road here.
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