2016 Hawaii STEM Conference

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We are thrilled to share that 3D Innovations will be in attendance at the 7 th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference presented by the Maui Economic Development Board and Women in Technology. The post 2016 Hawaii STEM Conference appeared first on 3D Innovations. Community Events 2016 Hawaii STEM Conference Collin Kobayashi design design competition education engineering Hawaii manufacturing Maui workshops

Hawaii Doubles Down on Commitment to Innovation

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This past Tuesday (June 7, 2015) Governor David Ige enacted two pieces of legislation aimed at supporting innovative small businesses and manufacturing here in Hawaii. The post Hawaii Doubles Down on Commitment to Innovation appeared first on 3D Innovations.

2015 Hawaii STEM Conference: CAD Competition

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The 6th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference concluded this past weekend and we had the honor of being part of it once again. Titan grew up in Hawaii and fought an uphill battle for a good portion of his life and has come out on top. Please visit our Facebook page to view the photos we snapped at the conference in our 2015 Hawaii STEM Conference album. __. The post 2015 Hawaii STEM Conference: CAD Competition appeared first on 3D Innovations.

2015 Hawaii STEM Conference: CAD Competition

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The 6th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference concluded this past weekend and we had the honor of being part of it once again. Titan grew up in Hawaii and fought an uphill battle for a good portion of his life and has come out on top. Please visit our Facebook page to view the photos we snapped at the conference in our 2015 Hawaii STEM Conference album. __ 3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the 3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

Oahu, Hawaii in 3D Print: Eric Pavey Highlights Another Favorite Locale Topographically

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While Oahu may be the third largest of the Hawaiian islands, 3D printing enthusiast Eric Pavey has made a copy that you can hold in your hands, once again expressing his appreciation for the... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed map 3d printed topography eric pavey oahu Terrain2STL thingiverse

A Startup Adventure in the New Year

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Upcoming 3D Academy Event: 3D Printing & CAD Design Using LEGO (October 10-14th)

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Register online at www.play-well.org/hawaii. _. 3D Academy 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D CAD 3D Innovations CAD design engineering Hawaii Honolulu innovation STEM STEM education

Startup Connector Application Now Available

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Startup Connector, Hawaii’s new manufacturing business accelerator, is now accepting applications for 2016. Startup Connector is a Manufacturing Accelerator (located in Honolulu, Hawaii) that supports hardware startups. Startup Connector accelerator Hawaii honoulu manufacturing Product Design Product Development small business startup connector startups technologyWhat is Startup Connector?

3D Academy: Incorporating 3D Printing into the Classroom

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Three Areas Where 3D Printing Shines

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The Single Most Important Piece Of Advice A Startup Needs To Hear

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While Collin has vast experience starting and managing 3D Innovations, he has recently embarked on another venture, co-founding Startup Connector , a manufacturing accelerator here in Honolulu, Hawaii.

3D Printing an Open Source Spectrometer

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Top Five Product Design Articles

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Product Development Startups 3D Innovations 3D Printing Honolulu entrepreneurs hardware Hawaii Product Design startupsProduct design is about building a product that is simultaneously functional, intuitive and appealing to a range of consumers. No matter the industry, product development is exhilarating—building upon an idea and seeing it come to life is the essence of entrepreneurship.

Ninth Grade Students Create a 3D Printed Biographical Timeline of WWII

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When is the Best Time to Consult a Product Development Firm?

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2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

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Industry leaders in Hawaii understand that major manufacturing shifts are taking place, and want to assist the local manufacturing community in harnessing and implementing these emerging technologies. Currently the manufacturing community in Hawaii is still relatively small, but with a heightened focus on economic development, workforce development, energy infrastructure and policies there is significant growth potential.

Startup Connector: Tickets Now Available for ‘Hackers Affinity’ Dinner

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In December we were thrilled to announce that Startup Connector , Hawaii’s only Hardware Manufacturing accelerator, would be hosting the East Meets West ‘Hackers Affinity’ dinner on January 14 th following the first day of the conference. Collin Kobayashi, the Founder of 3D Innovations and Co-Founder of Startup Connector, will be at the East Meets West conference and would love to connect and chat about Hawaii’s new manufacturing accelerator.

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Hardware is a Perfectly Complex Mess

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Startups 3D Innovations entrepreneurs hardware hardware startup Hawaii Honolulu Product Design Product Development Prototyping startupsEarly-stage hardware startups are faced with complex challenges, a flurry of information and questions, many questions. To sum it up, hardware is messy.

What a Startup Accelerator Can Mean for Your Business

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Product Design: Think Simple, Start Small

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Startups 3D Innovations entrepreneurs hardware hardware startup Hawaii Product Design Product Development startupsWhen it comes to product design, the notion that you need to go big from the onset is a fallacy—to build a successful product, start by thinking small and simple.

Drones Soar Into Academia

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2016 Hawaii STEM Conference. We recently conducted a drone design and build workshop for teachers at the 2016 Hawaii STEM Conference and were delighted to see how many educators were not only interested in the technology, but wanted to integrate it into their schools.

I Have A Product Idea—Now What?

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Startups 3D Innovations Hawaii innovation Product Design Product Development Prototyping startupsDeveloping an idea into a physical product that people need, love and enjoy is a fulfilling venture for any entrepreneur.

Three Technologies Transforming the Hardware Startup Landscape

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3D Academy: 3D Printing & Design Summer Camps

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Register for the Camp at www.play-well.org/hawaii. 3D Academy CAD design education engineering Hawaii Honolulu Play-Well TEKnologies STEM STEM education students summer camp

Textscapes: Chinese Artist and Designer Harkens Back to Ancient Chinese Printing with His 3D Printed Documents

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3D Design 3D Printing 3d printing documents 3d printing for visually impaired china designboom hongtao zhou textscapes typography University of Hawaii-Manoa While 3D printing is a technology that is being used to manufacture medical devices and implants, aerospace components, prosthetics, and a multitude of other serious and utilitarian tools, we have reported on a number... View the entire article via our website.

3D Academy: Design & Engineering Enrichment Camps

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3D Academy 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D CAD 3D Innovations 3D Printing design education engineering Hawaii STEM technologyLast week, 3D Academy had the privilege of participating in two student STEM enrichment camps.

Hardware Startups: Increase Chance for Success by Reducing Risk

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Top Four Product Development & 3D Printing Articles

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3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping Startups 3D Innovations 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii 3D Printing Honolulu Additive Manufacturing design innovation Product Design Product DevelopmentWe have gathered the top four, most shared, product development and 3D printing articles from our blog and put them here, in one place, for easy access and reference. These articles touch on everything from finding the right product development partner to a glimpse into the future of additive manufacturing.

Don’t Rush Product Development to be First-to-Market

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Startups 3D Innovations hardware Hawaii innovation manufacturing Product Design Product Development Prototyping startupsThere is a lot of pressure and hype put on hardware startups to be “first-to-market”, however being first isn’t going to be worth it if you have to rush product development. Being first to market does indeed garner attention and initial praise, which can boost your company early on. The problems arise when you are first-to-market but your product design is flawed.

We’re Thankful For You

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Startups 3D Academy 3D Innovations Hawaii small business thank you thanksgivingThanksgiving is a time to reflect and celebrate—and to honor the holiday, we would like to give a warm thank you to all of our wonderful clients.

New Adventures with Startup Connector

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As the number of accelerator programs in Hawaii grows, Startup Connector plans to work with other local startups to “complement their existing programs” says Mr. Nakata. Startup Connector accelerator Bob Nakata Collin Kobayashi Hawaii Honolulu manufacturing Product Design Product Development startup connector startupsWe are thrilled to announce a new venture for 3D Innovations today!

Hardware Startups: Overcoming Failure to Find Success

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Startups 3D Innovations crowdfunding entrepreneurs hardware hardware startup Hawaii manufacturing Product Design Product Development small business startups“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.

Startup Connector: Cohort #2 This Spring

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Startup Connector is a Manufacturing Accelerator (located in Honolulu, Hawaii) that supports hardware startups. Startup Connector 2016 accelerator cohort Hawaii honoulu manufacturing manufacturing accelerator Product Design Product Development small business spring 2016 startup connector startupsIf you missed the Startup Connector application for our first cohort, don’t fret! The application for our second cohort will be available in the spring.

Season’s Greetings

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Also this year, our 3D Academy partnered with both local and national organizations to bring hands-on STEM education activities to students here in Hawaii. 3D Academy Startups 3D Innovations design engineering Hawaii Honolulu innovation Product Design Product Development STEM STEM educationDuring this special time of year, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments.

Prototype Development Using 3D Printing Technology [Case Study]

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Functional Prototypes are Critical for Success

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3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D Innovations 3D Printing Hawaii 3D Printing Honolulu crowdfunding design engineering Product Design Product Development PrototypingThe ability to effectively communicate your idea with a functional prototype is one of the many benefits of prototyping.

Startup Connector: Hardware Is Hard—Don’t Let That Deter You

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This was the driving thought behind Startup Connector, a Hawaii-based manufacturing and commercialization accelerator. Startup Connector accelerator hardware hardware startups Hawaii honoulu makers manufacturing Product Design Product Development prototype small business startup connector startupsIt’s true, hardware is hard , but the reward you get from launching a successful product makes the journey well worth it.

3D Innovations: A Top 100 Twitter Account in Honolulu

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Our 3D Innovations Twitter account made the list for the Top 100 Twitter Users in Honolulu, Hawaii. (We Community Events 3D CAD 3D Innovations CAD design engineering Hawaii Honolulu manufacturing Product Design startups Twitter

Why the ‘One-Size-Fits-All Approach’ Doesn’t Work for Product Development

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The Correlation Between Patents & Innovation

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3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping 3D Innovations 3D Printing 3D Printing Hawaii 3D Printing Honolulu engineering innovation patent patent system patents Product Design Product Development Prototyping technologyWith increasing litigation sparked by patent trolls, patents and the entire patent system have come under scrutiny. Many are calling for patent system reform while others are saying that the entire system should be abolished.