Prepping for DEVELOP3D Live – 4 weeks to go!

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With our live event only a month away it is safe to say the pressure is mounting up this year.

With our keynote speaker Daniel Simon announced, registration uptake has gone crazy – as many people are registered now as the number of attendees at last year’s event – and there’s still a full 28 days to go till doors open!

A big chunk of these are coming from the automotive and aerospace industries (unsurprisingly given Daniels’ design work), but we’re seeing diverse industries too; from theatre set designers to garden landscapers.

Garden designers are using 3D printing to make models of RHS Chelsea Flower Show plots to help find clients and patrons

Gardening might sound a little off what you’d expect at DEVELOP3D LIVE, but we were invited to an event where garden designers can unleash their creativity.


In the build up the biggest creative event in their industry, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, designers created scaled-down versions of their planned designs, forming a new event itself – miNiATURE.

Aided by Hobs model makers, using its 3D printing facilities, plus bags of miniature trees from 4D Modelshop, garden designers from around the world created scale plots in 3D CAD for the RHS show, and placed them in a swanky London gallery for prospective clients and patrons to pop around to view over a glass of wine.

It was the first of its kind and shows the extent of which 3D design tools are making an impact, and it arose through one of the gardeners becoming interested by the hype surrounding 3D printing. You see, it does do some good.

Checking out the details / hiding in the bushes

Away from the show we’ve managed to publish the 100 page monster 3D printing special edition, which not only has the usual features and news, but a 40 page professionals guide to the ins and outs of 3D printing, and in addition, our independently reviewed mobile workstation buyers guide for 2014.

All of this has been an epic amount of work for our small team, but it doesn’t stop there as we prepare some final goodies for DEVELOP3D LIVE, including teaming up with Fuel3D to give every visitor to the show their very own 3D head scan!

Having brought its low-cost handheld 3D scanner to market using KickStarter, Fuel3D are going to attempt to scan everyone’s head at the show, and then furnish them with the 3D data.

With this data you can model it into a 3D environment, or simply have it 3D printed as a bust to make the world’s creepiest Christmas presents later in the year – think of it as our awkward gift to you!

We’re trying to make our conference and exhibition that little bit different to all the others, and with the help of Fuel3D we hope we can give you something that bit special to take home, rather than a carrier bag full of free pens, marketing guff and other tat.

It’s four weeks to go – we can’t wait to open the doors!

Register now HERE

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