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5 User Highlights from Formlabs Comes to You

The shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schedules, putting many industry events and conferences on hold. Despite the disruption, many professionals have found opportunities to brush up skills, learn new workflows and grow their networks via digital events. In fact, Eventbrite has reported that business online events in April increased by 1,100% from last year. 

We launched our own series of virtual events, Formlabs Comes to You, a little over 12 weeks ago. One of our favorite features has been the recurring series of User Office Hours, live presentations from our users and other industry professionals. They share their expert tips and go-to workflows and take questions live. We’ve done over 80 sessions, so here are some highlights you may have missed and can now view on-demand: 

Building BIG Structures with Monster City Studios

Monster City Studios specializes in large scale builds for museums, theme parks, and experiential marketing, with a client list containing big names such as Disney and Nike. Their Fresno, CA shop houses 3D printers, but also includes large scale CNC, steel/metal work, carpentry, fiberglass, thermoforming, foam carving, and scenic painting. Join on-demand to hear from master fabricator James Powell about their go-to workflows with a diverse set of fabrication tools.

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Phil Tsao on Prototyping with Formlabs Engineering Resins

Phil Tsao, founder of Ember Prototypes, shared insights on his favorite resins for product design. Phil has been able to test everything from Clear to Flexible resins for prototyping and product design & development. In this Office Hour, he offered an engineering perspective on prototyping on the Form 3, and honestly reviews each of our engineering resins. 

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Innovation for Good: Accelerating Product Development post-COVID-19

Hear PTC’s Jon Hirschtick and Formlabs’ Max Lobovsky discuss challenges and opportunities for engineers and industry in the wake of COVID-19. The pandemic has forced businesses to pivot and inspired engineers to accelerate innovation to fight COVID-19 and save lives – from ventilators and respirators to face shields and door handles. Max and Jon discussed the ongoing pivots they have made in their businesses and their perspectives on the future of product development. Tune in to view their conversation on-demand.

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How Tech-Minded Designers are (Literally) Reshaping Footwear

Watch on-demand to hear from designers Gary Lockwood and Kostika Spaho talk about their distinct approaches to fashion footwear and bespoke design. In this Office Hour, both designers shared how 3D technology influences their individual art forms and why 3D printing is a critical part of their process.

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3D Printing in the Entertainment Industry with Daniel de Leon and Aiman Akhtar

Designers Daniel De Leon and Aiman Akhtar co-led a session about their careers in the entertainment industry, why 3D printing is critical to their work in toy design and sculpture, and the surprising connections between their industry and design for healthcare. Check out their session on-demand now, and check out more user-led Office Hours here.

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You can view all of these sessions on-demand now, and see more variety on the Formlabs Comes to You homepage. Beyond bringing in our users to share their insights, we’ve been running regular expert CAD tutorials, free educational webinars and industry-specific content series. Whether you want to learn how to use CAD software, sharpen your dental skills, or get a print farm up and running, we have a session for you.