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Shapeways Roadtrip across America with Savannah


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Sounds like a great trip. Definitely check out The Crossroads section of Kansas City, MO! Would love to know more about what you will be traveling in across the country. Is it some type of mobile retail truck or van?
#1 Karen Herman (Homepage) on 2013-05-13 23:19 (Reply)
Savannah, come to Milwaukee! I'm a jewelry designer who uses Shapeways to print my models, then cast the plastic models in bronze or silver. I would love to see what's in store for Shapeways and the jewelry design world and would love to meet you!

Ann Kathryn
#2 Ann Kathryn Kehoe (Homepage) on 2013-05-14 00:24 (Reply)
Thanks for the feedback so far, everyone! Keep it coming. So excited to meet you all on the road :-).

#3 Savannah Peterson (Homepage) on 2013-05-14 01:29 (Reply)
Dallas is always a good place to stop mid-country :-)
#4 Stony Smith (Homepage) on 2013-05-14 03:30 (Reply)
Oh, I have friends in MKE who would definitely love a visit!
#5 Kate on 2013-05-14 15:04 (Reply)
I hear Memphis is pretty exciting...good luck!
#6 Nick Cicero (Homepage) on 2013-05-14 16:13 (Reply)
Denver, CO!
#7 David on 2013-05-16 14:46 (Reply)
+1 for Denver, CO! Lots of shapies here!
#8 George (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:02 (Reply)
@David & @George: How many Shapies could you both wrangle? Denver is a likely stop on the journey and I'd love to do a meet up or happy hour :-).
#9 Savannah Peterson (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:06 (Reply)
i am a model railroader who uses some of your products and have a few ideas for things. Come visit Memphis TN / Southaven MS. :-)
#10 Sid on 2013-05-16 15:08 (Reply)
Myrtle Beach SC. You would love our Beach and we would love to see you
#11 Steve Richey (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:09 (Reply)
Atlanta? check out TheILoveYouRose dot com
#12 Jeff (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:12 (Reply)
Ill be there for sure.

SG Designs

Sal G
#13 Sal on 2013-05-16 15:15 (Reply)
I'd love to see you stop in or near Marlborough, MA, but that's beyond New York, so unlikely. I'm travelling to Michigan and Illinois the first week of June, though. Will you be publishing an itinerary?
#14 Richard Klein (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:20 (Reply)
Please stop in Salt Lake City where I work remotely for Autodesk. Will my good friend Duann be on this road trip?


Technologist for the Office of the CTO
Autodesk, Inc.
#15 Shaan Hurley (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:38 (Reply)
I am the Assistant Editor for MRH an online Model Railroad magazine. Several of our readers have used your company's service for special locomotives that are not available from the manufactures.

I would like to sit down and talk with you regarding Shapeways and where you see the industry headed.

I live in Reno / Sparks NV so I am on your way to San Francisco since you will need to take I-80 over Donner
#16 Don Hanley on 2013-05-16 15:45 (Reply)
Any chance you might be in the Los Angeles Area???
#17 Sal on 2013-05-16 15:46 (Reply)
I also live near Milwaukee! Let me know when you are here so we can meet! I have many projects that could utilize these services!
#18 Bryan Kasun on 2013-05-16 15:51 (Reply)
Please bring Shapeways to Fort Collins Colorado. I featured you in my presentation this past January at the Crafts and Hobby Association and let everyone know how you are changing the world of creating. Fort Collins is also home to Arts Incubator of the Rockies, a ten state initiative working with artists and business people. Please give me a call I will help you spread the word!
Congrats on your new job!

Jill MacKay
#19 Jill MacKay (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 15:59 (Reply)
Hi Savannah,

I wish you would be able to stop in Reno Nevada, I am putting together a Comic con for next year The Great American Comic and Sketchy Con and it would be so cool to talk to you about being a part of it. I know the cartoonist world loves to see their characters come to life. I believe other marketing and toy companies are just so far behind you guys in this arena. I know I want a couple of my characters brought to life and am working towards this realization of 3D printing. Hope to see you come this way?! Enjoy your adventure!

#20 John on 2013-05-16 16:16 (Reply)
Lots of great innovation occurring in Chicago. We're convening a meeting next week--too soon for you--but we can ensure a good audience when you come. I'm on the Governor's Innovation Council, and can help to promote an event with you.
#21 Neil Kane (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 16:21 (Reply)
Hey Shaan, I'm not Duann, but will Duane do? :-)

I'm a founder of the local non-profit EnjiGo makerspace. We'd love to have you here, Savannah, perhaps even to present in our classroom? We have a lot of enthusiastic 3D printer builders, but I don't think we've ever had someone come show and tell what Shapeways can do. I think it would be a mutually beneficial meeting.
#22 Duane Johnson (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 16:25 (Reply)
Hi, great idea to meet your community/customers.

I'm an electrical-design Engr here in Silicon Valley that's also a gear-head. I learned of Shapeways a year ago from a Mech Engr I worked w/ that uses your service a lot and I've been hooked. The said MechEngr printed parts of his gaming-inspired Holloween costume trough you because he didn't want to use the Objet printer he has at work for personal stuff.

I work in Milpitas, CA for a laser company which is now considering buying a 3-D printer after I showed them all my personal projects done through Shapeways.

You can probably see what I've printed in my Shapeways account, but I wouldn't mind speaking w/ you because I'm designing/building my own composite aerobatic-airplane (I'm an aerobatic pilot). Shapeways is very important to me because you allow me to print my molds directly from my para-solid model and for a good price. I'm advocating my fellow airplane home-builders of what modern affordable 3-D printing can do.

Shoot, if your up for it, I can fly you up/down the NorthernCalifornia coast on a short and simple non-aerobatic flight (bring a camera)!

Lionel F.
#23 Lionel F. on 2013-05-16 16:28 (Reply)
I also think Kansas City would be a great stop! There's a good maker community here. Hit Denver and stop in KC on your way to Minneapolis or St. Louis.
#24 Cody on 2013-05-16 16:58 (Reply)
Please come to DENVER! I know several people that would be interested.
#25 Q on 2013-05-16 17:44 (Reply)
Please come to Dallas, TX!

I'm currently using Shapeways for jewelry design.
#26 Erin Moore on 2013-05-16 18:16 (Reply)
If you're coming across Interstate 90, make a stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
#27 Wes Garcia on 2013-05-16 18:18 (Reply)
The members of I3 Detroit, one of the makerspaces in the Detroit area, would love to host a visit. We have about 100 active members.
#28 Dan Eklund (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 18:33 (Reply)

I may be too close to San Francisco for you to stop here, but I live in San Ramon just down the street from Bishop Ranch. You really should check out Bishop Ranch. If you are interested I could set up a meeting for us at the Bishop Ranch headquarters. Of course since you are so close, you don't have to do that as part of your trip, but maybe when you get back.

#29 Rosalind Rogoff on 2013-05-16 18:49 (Reply)
Got another Shapie here in Denver!
#30 James A MacAlister (Homepage) on 2013-05-16 20:38 (Reply)
We would love to welcome you to Maryland! The jewelry school in the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) (something about costing too much $$) is closing, so we rejects are starting our own school. Lots and lots of us would support your, as a further enticement, we would even cook a great meal for you. Please let me know when you will be in town, Baltimore town, that is.
#31 Diane Booth on 2013-05-17 01:52 (Reply)
If you come across the Rocky Mountains you will have a welcome visit to the design school at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Most of the students in the Industrial design department love to hear anything about 3D printing and its endless possibilities.
#32 Ryan Mooney on 2013-05-17 03:07 (Reply)
Agree that Milwaukee would be a great stop. You'll pull in a lot of people from this area for a stop there.
#33 James Miller (Homepage) on 2013-05-17 04:21 (Reply)
It's be great to have you come by the Fab Lab here in Tulsa, OK. ( There are a good number of 3D printing enthusiasts out here, and I know they would love to have you come by!
#34 Eric Lee on 2013-05-17 17:26 (Reply)
Minneapolis is a must - as the 3D Mayor of The Midwest I invite you to visit. I will have a group waiting to meet and welcome you!
#35 Mdezyn (Homepage) on 2013-05-18 01:47 (Reply)
Hey Savannah,

Welcome to Shapeways. :-) If you stop in Reno I'll take you gambling and we can gamble all of Shapeways' money away! hehehe :-D JK!

Gosh Savannah, you're very attractive! :-D You could sell your look! Have you ever done any modeling?

Are you from Holland?

I can usually be found in the forums, UniverseBecoming. Send me a pm anytime if you want to talk about anything at all. I love 3D printing too! I've been interested in it since the early 1980s.

I'm looking foreword to seeing you around Shapeways along with all the other wonderful Shapeways employees! :-D

All the best,
#36 James William Kincaid III (Homepage) on 2013-05-28 20:32 (Reply)
You're almost in Chitown, but I'm in NYC. When do you plan to arrive at NYC? Our meetup is hosted at Pace University, but summer is all about field trips and we want to welcome you to the BIG APPLE.
#37 Wilfredo Pena (Homepage) on 2013-06-05 21:43 (Reply)

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