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WRI3D – 3D Printing & Education News

 As Seen on TV! | Conejo USD Technology Fair | Getting Started with 3D Printing | 3D Printed Straw Sculptures | Upcoming Events | Filament Clips | Grant Info As Seen on TV (or YouTube)! Windy Ridge Innovation on the Road I feel like this should be our motto! Every time we set up a demonstration, people say “Wow, I’ve seen that on TV but never in real life… that’s amazing!” It really does make a difference to see a 3D printer in action, to Continue reading →

April Newsletter – Road Trips & Grant Opportunities

We will be sending out a low-volume newsletter (once or twice a month) to anyone who is interested in 3D printing, grant funding, project ideas, and current events. You can subscribe [here].   I wanted to let you know that we are going to be taking our 3D printers, 3D models, and 3D student projects on a couple of field trips in the next month.  This would be a great opportunity for you to come play with our 3D printers and projects.  If you have Continue reading →

March Newsletter – CUE13 Excitement!

Thank you for visiting our 3D printing booth at CUE13. This was our maiden voyage on a grand adventure that we are very excited about. Given the response we got at the conference, it seems like many others are excited about the possibilities also! We had so much fun getting to know you at the conference that we’d like to be on a first name basis and stay in contact.  We will be sending out a low-volume newsletter (once or twice a month) to anyone Continue reading →

The Promise of 3D Printers

by Aaron H. Pratt, VP Marketing – Microboards Technology/Afinia Almost exactly one year ago, we made the decision to enter the fray of 3D printing. What we saw then, and what we see now, was a disruptive technology, positioned to change business, that was beginning to make its way into the desktop market. Technologically speaking, we knew we were a late entrant. 3D printing, sometimes called Additive manufacturing, had been around for 30 years in one form or another. But marketwise, we saw a window of Continue reading → Continue reading →

A Newbie’s Impression of 3D Printing

by: A 3D Printer Enthusiast I’m fairly new to 3D Printing and got involved via our work with the folks at Afinia. We brought a printer over to the office, set it up and started using it within 45 minutes. Initially, we made models from Thingiverse that we used in videos and photoshoots. I have to admit, I moved the printer into the warehouse so that I wouldn’t gawk at it while it was working. As I started to think about other applications, one came to Continue reading →