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When Biying Miao launched Hot Pop Factory five years ago, 3D printing technology was so new that her team had to train its users. “We ran workshops for about a year and a half because what we were doing was so cutting-edge,” says Miao, “but it was great for business development. We empowered people to try this technology first-hand.”
“3D printing is a lot like 2D printing,” quips Dennon Oosterman: “the printer is cheap, but it’s the ink that costs.”
Jennifer Turliuk had a crucial moment at the age of 12 that set her on a path to equip young children with the tech knowledge to lead the world.
The STEAMLabs name itself originates from the STEM acronym, but Andy Forest, it’s co-founder, says the letter A stands up with the rest.
Laser-cut cards, interactive photo booths, fabric printers, 3D models printed on the spot—if the last office party or industry event you attended featured an intriguing mix of future tech alongside the standard buffet spread, chances are, you were at a MakeLab shindig.