Wanting to be an entrepreneur and actually becoming a successful one has a fine line that aspiring 3D print entrepreneurs can cross easily by seeking mentorship. Mentors can further your goal. Advice from experts can help with the mismatch between the product and the market and get your ideas to distribution channels. Learn the steps of moving from aspiration to success. Never feel ashamed of looking for people who can help you to get to your goals. Listen to the podcast here: Lessons From … [Read more...]
Controlling 3D Print IP
It's still debatable that 3D printing is rocking the world but when it comes to 3D print IP it is definitely shaking things up a bit. Author John Hornick shares examples of how the two sides of the 3D print industry is disrupting the status quo. The 3D print IP world is still the wild west in terms of control and we take a look into the serious need for file and 3D printing safety and creation of 3D print product standards. We have an interesting interview today with IP lawyer and author of … [Read more...]
Retail 3D Print on Demand is Here!
A really exciting development in the retail 3D print world is a Lowes project called Bespoke Designs. It is a proof of concept kind of test run coming out of the Lowe's Innovation Labs which is right at their Charlotte offices and a partnership between a bunch of 3D printing companies, 3DShook, Voodoo Manufacturing, and then also Digital Forming which we couldn’t get them in time for this show but we are going to do a whole separate show because they need it. It is cool 3D visualization software … [Read more...]
It is back to business Monday again, and I thought we should talk about work-life balance. We've talked to a couple of people recently at some local events, and we met a couple who are looking to start a business in the 3D print industry. I think a lot of people are in that boat, whether you're a hobbyist or a business. We meet a lot of couple where their business and their home life are completely intertwined, and we are one of them. When you are starting up something and you don't know … [Read more...]