Tag: 3d printing

Portland grassroots manufacturing heroes equip frontline healthcare heroes with PPE

If there’s a single bright point to what we’re experiencing, it is as simple as this. It’s humanity. At no single time has the entire globe been impacted by — and aligned against — something that so desperately reminded us all of our humanity, our commonality, and our need for one another. And that’s why stories like the Portland Maker Force story are both expected — and exceptional.

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If you’ve been looking for ways to help, MakerForce could be for you

A few weeks ago, many of us were scrambling into action. Trying to think of simple but meaningful things we could do to help the community. Now, as the situation continues and folks are becoming more thoughtful and strategic about these efforts, we’re seeing some collaboration that could have lasting positive effects, even beyond the current situation. Like MakerForce.

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Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare professionals: Local startup community fundraising campaigns

I’ve tried to get away from promoting active campaigns on fundraising platforms, because I could honestly cover that all day every day. But in this weird new normal, I’m willing to shake it up a bit. Especially because these campaigns are working to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) into the hands of healthcare professionals. And that’s desperately needed.

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Looking to step up your 3D printing game? Autodesk and Ultimaker want to help

For as DIY as the 3D printing world tends to be, expert advice can still be a huge benefit to mastering the craft. That’s why it’s nice to see Autodesk and Ultimaker teaming up to help folks improve their 3D printing skills.

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Taking form: The changing face of 3D printing

There was a time—not so long ago—when 3D printing struck many as a gimmick. A pursuit for hobbyists and artists. Something you could do. But not something you needed to do. Times, obviously, have changed. Now, 3D printing promise to revolutionize all manufacturing. Both large and small. Curious as to how? Luckily, there are some folks in Portland who want to tell you. Read More

A 3D printed titanium bicycle complete with its own app: Portland vies for urban biking technology dominance

Wait what? While it’s perfectly logical—and practically obvious—that if someone were to build a 3D printed titanium bike with a bunch of awesome tech and an accompanying mobile app, then that someone would be in Portland. Because Portland. But what if that bike were up against other cities with equally awesome ideas? Read More

Because Portland

You can’t make this stuff up. It just happens in Portland. And it’s part of what makes this place so amazing. It’s part community. Part collaboration. And a whole whopping lot of serendipity. Read More

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