A mesh13 media talk
When we plan for your arrival to mesh, we spend a lot of time locked in a room talking about what’s next on the web and in the digital space. We are always looking for the tool or device that can change the game. With this in mind, a conversation about the crazy cool and just plain crazy stuff that is going on in printing.
We talked a world where you can print guns, limbs and even food. Once we were over the novelties, we talked about the maker economy and what a three-dimensional printer could change what we create. We talked about what a 3D printer does for prototype development and innovation. Basically, we just couldn’t stop talking about this one topic.
If us newbies could talk about this for as long as we did, we knew that those who were actually doing it could tell us what is happening with the technology, how it can aid innovation and what it means to the creation of products.
The experts that we turned to to tell this story was Panda Robotics, specifically two of their co-founders, Felix Tang and Liav Koren. Their creation, the PandaBot, makes 3D printing simple and accessible. They’ve built a robust, reliable tool to make designs real. They saw the possibilities and challenges of 3D printing and realized that no one was really focusing on the creatives and the researchers. Architects, artists, designers and crafters are critical to the transition of 3D printing from prediction to reality. Felix and Liav started working to create a technology that could help. These users need tools to make their lives easier, that work with existing workflows and can cut down the barriers from concept to physical object. Liav and Felix will help us all understand the true potential of this process in design and development as well as help us see what’s on the horizon.
In case you can’t tell, we are stoked about hosting this session at mesh13.