I’ve been away of 3DPI for a while for the reason I was asked to Co-Chair REAL 2016, a one-of-a-kind 3D innovation actuallyt taking place on March 8th and 9th at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The reason I took the job is for the reason the actuallyt conceptualizes why 3D printing is part of a larger ecosystem of technologies focused around capturing reality (laser scanning, photogrammetry, multi-sensor registration), working with spatial data (CAD, physical modeling, computational create, simulation), and via data to interact with and effects the physical world (augmented/virtual reality, projector systems, CNC machining, robotics). This conceptualization is called Reality Computing, which 3DPI has covered numerous times in the past.
For me, Reality Computing widened my perception of 3D printing’s identity one of companion 3D technologies, and expanded the context of 3D printing into a larger ecosystem of converging 3D innovation. Reality Computing underscores this convergence of create, manufacturing, and sensing technologies and I believe which the actuallyt provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to analyze and interpret various types of interoperability issues one of these technologies.
Last year’s inaugural actuallyt was excellent, but an informative new addition to this year’s show is The REAL Deal, a startup competition which can be held on the initially day of REAL 2016, on March 8th. If you can be in San Francisco at which time and want to enter your company into the competition, here’s what you require to understand:
Your company must be a start-up in the product development phase, have a functional prototype or product to demo, and you must not have raised any additional than $2.5 million USD in funding. Selected companies can obtain admission and free demo space at the interactive REAL Live pavilion for the duration of the actuallyt. You can have up to 15 minutes to pitch and obtain feedback of venture capitalists who have a vested interest in Reality Computing startups. Each of the selected startups can obtain immediate feedback of these experienced venture capitalists who can deliberate and select one participant as winner of the most Reality Computing startup of 2016. The winner can obtain 1 hour of private office hours with every VC judge, which include Zach Schildhorn, a partner with LUX Capital who led investments in such phenomenal companies as Shapeways, SOLS Systems, and Matterport.
I’m in addition pleased to report which we’ve put a few quite phenomenal content together for the REAL 2016 actuallyt, in general. We have a few mind-blowing interactive exhibits lined up to donate attendees hands-on experience to grasp what Reality Computing is all of, and most truly phenomenal speakers lined up. A few of the 3D printing industry which you can understand are:
- Designer Francis Bitonti
The Made In Space Zero G Printer Installed in the ISS Glovebox.
The REAL conferences are beneficial to anyone via these technologies for the reason they bring companies, clients, and people together who assist various industries, various bottom lines, but who are leveraging much like hardware and software in this emerging and huge 3D tech ecosystem. During last year’s actuallyt, the advantage which attendees had was access to a bird’s eye view of an infant industry which produces multi-faceted applications by combining 3D tech such as virtual reality, augmented reality, laser scanning, photogrammetry, computation create, digital fabrication and robotics for example. To get in on ground floor as this ecosystem grows actually additional, register here.