A while back, I took Duann Scott up on an offer to visit Shapeways’ factory in Long Island City, New York, so I could see where nylon and lasers come together to make fantastic objects. (And today at 5pm Eastern, you can join the Shapeways engineers in a Google Hangout they are holding from their factory.)
Big thanks to Duann for his tour. Next week, he’s giving a couple of workshops in New York City as part of DesignX (four days of affordable hands-on workshops): Intro to 3D Printing Marketplaces and Design to Fab with Autodesk 123D.
As I was saying my farewell at the end of the tour, I asked Duann if he knew about my Providence pal Wayne Losey’s Modibot, a 3d printed action figure. Duann’s answer was that Modibot has a fan club among some of the people at Shapeways. He later sent me some photos from the office to prove it: