If there is one overarching theme in this special series, it would be how the 3D printing industry has really grown. In this wrap-up episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard reflect on the acceleration of the 3D create ecosystem as they glance back at how far things have come along in each part of the 3D manufacturing process and creative workflow. They talk about HP’s role as the leader in moving the entire 3D printing industry forward with the tools they provide and the processes that streamline the creative process. With the growth rate of the 3D design, the future will undeniably look brighter for generations to come. Join Tom and Tracy as they share their excitement in the opportunities that 3D design, 3D print, and 3D manufacturing industry offer our future.
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This is our last episode in this special series sponsored by HP. It’s our wrap up. I am excited we’ve been exploring the 3D creative workflow, 3D design, 3D systems, post-processing, full-color 3D printing, software and education. We’ve been exploring how HP and their partners are supporting COVID relief and PPE efforts. Don’t forget about sustainability and Megatrends.
We talked about it all. It’s been a comprehensive series. I loved the way it flows through and how it’s walked us through all parts of the 3D creative workflow. In rediscovering this end-to-end process for us, it’s been re-energizing for the 3D industry in general. I’m excited that we’ve done this because it’s helped us see how far things have come along in each part of the industry. Also, this series has opened up my eyes to see how much is being done to move the entire 3D printing industry forward. This is a series sponsored by HP but even they have this vision as a leader in the industry to help further the whole industry, not just to move it forward for them alone.
We’ve met many of their partners. Many of the various applications, use and things like that along the process here have been eye-opening. I want to thank HP 3D and its 3D design departments and community in general. It’s been fantastic over there at HP 3D and the Z by HP team. The Z by HP team is doing some fantastic things over there with their workstations, software, and other parts of the things they’re doing. They’re getting a lot more of that textures and stuff in there too. I’m excited about all of those things that we’ve talked about. I thought maybe we would recap by mentioning a few of our favorite episodes or moments.
I have to say that some of my favorites because I’m an industry trend girl, for us to start out with Edward Davis and talking about the Megatrends and looking at it from that perspective, I love that beginning because it set the tone for everything we’d eventually talk about. Talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and we talked about the Industry 4.0 and all of those things like that, I love starting there. That was one of my favorite episodes personally because I have such a personal interest in that. What did you like?As a leader in the industry, HP helps move the whole #3Dprintingindustry not for them alone. @hp @zbyhp Click To Tweet
There are several that I like but one of them I would say is our discussion with Bart Massee. He is a designer so we spoke the same language and had a lot of mindshare there. It was fascinating to see everything going on from his perspective with how design is used and applied and then using not only the tools that HP has but the process.
I love that one too. He was interesting and getting to talk about the 3D design process is as critical as the design tools and everything like that. I enjoyed that one too. I agree with you. The next one which has surprised me that I liked it as much as I did was Nicholas Smith. He’s the operations guy, but an operations guy with vision. I thought this is refreshing to me that they have this global view across everything at HP. It goes down through every level of the company about innovation, change and growth has to happen. Even those guys over there in manufacturing can’t get ecstatic. You can’t get complacent about it. We’re going to keep moving and shifting things up. I loved that perspective. I thought that was eye-opening for me.
It was a more dynamic and enlightening interview than I expected to have because those in operations are usually I would say black and white thinkers in terms of how they see things. He had a lot of vision and it was impressive to learn what he did for sure. One of my other favorite ones was learning about the new software that’s available especially Gravity Sketch. The idea of creating things in VR, AR, XR, whatever you want to call it and how you could quickly model something.
Did we convert you?
I don’t have the equipment. You could convert me if you want to allocate some budget for buying the hardware. I could see opportunities, especially in some of the things that we often would do, which is more furniture design, things that are in your interior environment that are big. Being able to create 3D models quickly that way, it was impressive seeing how that was done. I was remembering back to my days in industrial design school in college how we learned to work through our ideas and our mind’s eye. Represent that in a way that we could communicate not only to others but communicate with ourselves in developing a design. I see that tool being a wonderful step forward in being able to do more. I was blown away by that. That was one of the most fun segments we did it in this series.
That going from the mind’s eye to the results of it, that’s why I am positive that this is one of our favorite episodes. It’s the Color Complexity. When we talk about the complexities of color in 3D printing, I’m sure that was both our favorite because my dream of design is always in color.
Do you mean the episode where we talked about applying color in the test prints we did?
That qualifies on both our levels because we were able to get to what we both have in our mind’s eyes. We were able to achieve it. It’s also fun stuff. We get to play with it. We’re touching all these prints, designing things, and learning how we can create even better designs.When we build together, then we move the promise of #3Ddesign, #3Dprinting, and the #3Dmanufacturing world to a whole new place. @hp @zbyhp Click To Tweet
That ties into my other favorite episode, which is when we were talking about Project Captis with Joshua St. John. I love texture, materials and the idea of it getting closer and closer to that quality of products. When we touch them, we fall in love with them that they give us that intrinsic value from the feel of them. I loved that we might be able to do that. That project is getting us closer and closer to being able to do that. That’s one of my favorite episodes as well. Do you have any other favorites, Tom?
I’ve enjoyed the whole series. It’s been fun taking a deep dive into it and getting access to all these people at HP that would have been hard for us to get access to. They probably would have never let us speak to some of these people. Some of these people had not been allowed to talk to the press in the past or didn’t regularly do it. We get to peel the curtain back.
We got to talk about things that we never get to talk about like 3D reverse engineering. We got to talk about prototyping and digital manufacturing through the use of the generative design. That is an interesting concept as well. The other one that has to fall on both of our favorite lists because as we think, it’s critically important to the future, is that one on education with David Hollands. The fact that HP has such a global mission to improve education and not just in design and technology, but in all aspects of education and how can 3D and how can companies like HP be a part of that solution. As a parent, that hits me. That’s a critically important one too. That falls on one of my personal or the one that personally touched me as like, “There’s something great going on here.”
What was impressive to me is not only what he was doing traveling the world and helping further the education, but also the fact that only a company like HP can afford to support that effort. It takes a big company with the resources they have to round all this out in every different discipline including education. I was impressed.
That goes back to why the Megatrends episode was my favorite. When you have your eye on the big picture of how the whole industry is intertwined and how everything has to move and grow, including how we train the next generation, how they get educated, what skills they learn and how cognitively developed they are, when we build all that together, then we move the promise of 3D design, 3D printing and a 3D manufacturing world to a whole new place. That’s what they’ve accomplished at HP in terms of laying the groundwork for every single piece of the ecosystem that they could. The last episode that we did was with Jasmine Burton. I hope that’s an example for all of you out there and that it inspired you to go and build great, big, huge ideas and turn them into companies and products. There were many tools out there and the cost of doing business has come so far down. It’s amazing. It’s all at your access. I hope that she inspired you to be able to take that in and look at all of these pieces that are in place for you, and to start to pull it together to achieve your vision in the world. That’s my real hope in that last episode.
I’m glad you mentioned that one because that was a lot of fun to have that conversation, to learn about what she has done, to study it and see that as a case study for an opportunity for other projects. She’s immersed her whole life in it. The moment she started the project, she changed her life. 3D printing is only one piece of that, but an important piece that allowed certain things to happen and move the project forward. I’m glad HP allowed us to add that one to the series because it was one that wasn’t planned to be a part of, but it deserved to be.
I’m glad it got included because it rounded out. I cannot thank HP enough for coming to us with this idea of doing the sponsored series or the special series. It’s the end of it. We had a finite number of episodes, but I hope it doesn’t end. I hope we’ll be able to add a few here and there as we get updates about what’s going on in the world. If you out there are doing business and you’re utilizing an MJF and various parts of all of the things we talked about, we’d love to hear what you’re doing. Please share that with us. You can reach us anywhere on social media, @HazzDesign or @3DStartPoint. You can do either one of those and reach out to us and let us know the projects that you’re working on. We’d love to keep this conversation going and share it. Maybe we can convince HP to do a few more episodes in the future. We can get some more updates on things that you’re interested in that you’d like a deeper dive into.
That would be fun. I have another project that I’ve been working on. It’s going to be another good case study. It has to become an episode if not a couple of episodes because it’s an involved project.
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