Yes people, that image is a 3D printed shoeburger. The bun portion… obviously. So, what does it have to do with digital fabrication? Only everything AND the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo. The two day shindig kicks off April 22nd in New York City. Whether you’ve been thoroughly following this growing industry or are new to the block *throws 3D printing gang sign*, you’ll benefit from panel sessions that will explore how 3D printing will affect your professional, semi-professional, personal and virtual life.

Inside 3D Printing… Deep Inside

SolidSmack is a Media Partner for the event and will be on the scene covering keynote presentations by leaders in the field like Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO and Co-Founder of Shapeways, and Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc. That full agenda thing is right over here.

Featured Session: Digital Cuisine
Here’s something we’ve covered a little on SolidSmack–3D Printed food. Is 3D printing the future of food? Google HQ serves 3D printed pasta to its employees (hasn’t it always been ‘3d printed’?), and it seems to be only a matter of time until ‘3D food’ could become an everyday thing. Ya know, because we pretty much eat food… every… day. This session will explore the impact 3D printing is having on the culinary industry with Jeffrey Lipton of Seraph Robotics, Inc.

A large exhibit hall will be on site with the likes of MakerBot, 3D Systems, Mcor Technologies, Stratasys, interPRO, Leonardo, NRI, sculpteo, ZoomRP, GoMeasure3D, Solidoodle, and more. This is a great chance to see what wares they have and meet with the companies and professionals face-to-face.

And guess what? As a SolidSmack reader, you’ll save 15% off your Gold Passport to the event when you enter the promo-code,SM15. Register here.

Image: Tristan Bethe


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