Stratasys Ltd, Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel, announced it is co-sponsoring a coast-to-coast 3D printing road show based out of a recreational vehicle being called the “3DRV.” According to a release from the company, the 3DRV will tour the United States to explore how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are changing the way things are designed and manufactured and the possible implications for business and society at large.
The tour is sponsored by Autodesk, HP, Nvidia, Jayco, FARO, and Stratasys.
The 8-month roadshow kicked off in late May in San Francisco and includes more than 100 planned stops and visits with companies, students, and individuals across the country. As part of the tour, the 3DRV will be visiting Stratasys Headquarters in Minneapolis on Monday, June 30, 2014.
The journey will be documented through video, multimedia, and stories by TJ McCue, 3D printing enthusiast, writer, and owner of Refine Digital. Along the tour, people will be able to interact with Stratasys 3D printers to see how the technology can be applied in design, manufacturing, and a variety of applications across industries.
“We believe that 3D printing is revolutionizing how products are designed and manufactured, providing new opportunities to businesses and manufacturers of all size,” said Gilad Gans, president of North America operations for Stratasys. “Like the Internet in the 1990s and smartphones in the last decade, 3D printing technology is expected to become highly accessible, and it is likely poised to usher in a new world of design and manufacturing possibilities.”