Sunday, November 2, 2014

New 3D printing adventures

After a great stint at Deezmaker 3D Printers, I have realized that it is time for a change. It is becoming clear that there is a great need for 3D printable content and for educational materials that help people learn about 3D printing. Many businesses and educational institutions also need advice about how they might use 3D printing and other technologies arising from the maker community to transform their processes. 
Those needs can be served from within a 3D printing company, but after a lot of thought I’ve decided that this need can more effectively served from an independent perspective. 
Right now I’ll be consulting in this space while exploring longer-term projects. I am excited that I will be collaborating on those longer-term projects with Rich Cameron (better known in 3D printing circles as Whosawhatsis). Rich will be splitting his time between Deezmaker and his own independent consulting tasks while we and some potential collaborators plan next steps.
I want to thank my colleagues at Deezmaker for the opportunity to help out a young company while learning a lot about this industry. I’m looking forward to keeping them as close collaborators going forward.
I’ll still be teaching, too (I never stopped, actually)  as a Core Adjunct faculty member at National University. I am also slated to teach online 3D printing classes through Pasadena City College Extension again in early 2015.
I’ll post our progress on this blog; anyone interested can contact me through my linked-in account, Twitter (@JoanHorvath) or Google+.