We have a blast promoting our Additive Fabrication solutions to the world. Here is a sampling of the comings and goings of 3D Systems in 2008:
1. 3D Systems World Conference: A fantastic week of learning, exploring and networking with old and new friends. The stats say it all – 400 people, 35 countries, 50 interactive presentations/technical lectures, 18 hands-on training sessions.
2. Conventions and Expositions – including Drupa, RAPID, Japan’s DMS, EuroMold: Time savings and cost savings are understood in every language. From introducing 3-D to the 2-D world with Xerox at Drupa 2008 in Germany to well-known industry events like RAPID in Orlando, FL, DMS in Japan and EuroMold in Germany, we showcased our technologies around the globe. And we had so much fun talking about the benefits of Additive Fabrication in ___ (enter language here)___.
3. Design & Build Times 2: Teens rarely reveal that they enjoy learning. That’s why we supported York Technical College’s “Design and Build 3D Competition.” Twice in 2008, teams of high schoolers designed, built and tested functional windmill models to generate energy. They used RP technology. They loved it. They even smiled.
4. ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”: This story tugs at the heart. The hosts of this popular TV show wanted blind college student Patrick Henry Hughes to “see” his new home so they gave him a 3-D model to touch and feel the renovations. Patrick Henry celebrated the moment with his family. Read the full story.