Our NEXT MEETUP: WED, 22 MAR! Revu’ing “Inside 3DP NY” & Debuting Our NEW HML Web Site!

[Greetings, 3DPer! I’m continuing to cross-post appropriate—and useful to You!!—articles from our “HCx3DP Meetup NY” Event Pages from Meetup.com and will do the same with blog posts from our new Health Maker Lab Web site. This latter is now a-building and we will debut it at our next HCx3DP Meetup Wednesday, 22 March. In the meantime, hope you enjoy the following!   —LG]


[The following post was published online at our Next-Event Home Page—and emailed to our Community—on Friday, 17 March 2017, at 5:30 PM. Scroll down for previous posts on this Event.]

Dear Synergist!

Still “unpacking” (figuratively speaking!) from my in-person Inside 3D Printing NY ’17 coverage (I3DPNY17) at the Javits Wednesday and Thursday. I’ll update you in person on I3DPNY17 next Wednesday (22 March) evening at our next Meetup! AND, we’ll also unveil our new and a-building

Health Maker Lab Web site.

Please RSVP & donate here .

OBTW—Advisory Council members—please make an added effort to join us next Wednesday. LOTS going on. And, you should hear about it all from me…in person. (AND, of course, I’d love your face-to-face feedback!)

In the meantime, here’s more of the BackStory and FrontPage on I3DPNY17:

(Blizzard{Not} delayed us one day; Artic parka, leggings under my trousers and double-socked boots enabled me to traverse plow-mounded snow banks; but O that ice-sharp West Wind…)

I worked the Conf/Expo floor both hectic days. Right now, I’m synergizing the vast flow of raw input. The job is to distill rough and disparate ingredients into well-considered, knowledge containers (future posts?)  So, the voluminous, omni-sensual and raucous info-feed of the two-day Show ends up in figurative, cut-crystal decanters for your contemplative intoxication…

I’m investing extra effort in making sense of this weather-disrupted event. (About a quarter of the presenters had to scratch; maybe a third of the exhibitors cancelled; and who knows how many attendees were discouraged by the Semi-Blizzard ice-wreckage on the West Side?)

Why study I3DPNY17? I believe DigiFab (and its key component 3DP) ARE accelerating to an inflection point. And—for our HCx3DP and Health Maker Lab (HML) Communities—recognizing, studying and leveraging off this inflection point will make up a VERY important (AND profitable) series of actions. Game-Changing, in a phrase.

Fact is: 3DP/DigiFab is starting to recover from its dive (2014) and doze (2015/16). Ignore the exuberant benchmark companies (Wall Street favs and knaves!) of prior times: 3D Systems and Stratasys.

These public, pure-3DP-play companies led the hyper-boom of (mostly) consumer-product fervor—at least from the press and citizenry POV. BUT, now they are struggling to recover even a face-saving percentage of their 2014 stock prices. (Ripe for acquisition, says you?!)

The poster child and iconic product for this (inital) “desktop machine era” were respectively Bre Pettis (Co-F & launch/growth leader) of MakerBot and its Replicator 2.

MakerBot was acquired by Stratasys in June 2013. I covered the newser at MakerBot’s HQ when Stratasys publicly embraced its purchase (for $400 Meg: whoa!) I also predicted that the MBot tail would wag the Stratasys dog: wrong!

I3DPNY17—wisely!—chose to divide its Conf program into four, one-word segments. These segment titles summed up the leading areas of the new/accelerating interest in 3DP. These were entitled: METALS, MEDICINE, MANUFACTURING & BUSINESS. Further, Show management taglined the event with: “Strategies For The 3D Ecosystem.”

This positioning statement speaks to an overview approach to a widely established, interconnected, commercial, “living” landscape. Also note that the word “3D” stands alone: not “printing,” “scanning,” “software,” “producing,” etc. To me this says DigiFab is subsuming 3DP. And, correctly describing a real and novel manufacturing geography. A landscape that promises to disrupt and rebuild manufacturing as we know it…

The event’s four topic-headings showcased the commercial vectors that I3DPNY17 believes will lead 3DP out of the doldrums. And, everything I saw, heard and experienced at the Show convinced me—weighted against my four-year study of this industry—that these vectors are the engines of the DigiFab/3DP Renaissance.

Huzzah! C’mon on along…to our 22 March Meetup! [RSVP & donate HERE.]

Looking forward: moving ahead!


Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2017. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com


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NYC3DP.com Discount!! INSIDE 3D PRINTING NY 2017 Conf/Expo: 14/15 March at Javits!


As many of you readers know, I’m also the Organizer of “HCx3DP Meetup NY,” a Meetup Community that has been gathering monthly for two and a half years here in NYC. This is a cousin presence online and in-person that integrates Digital Fabrication (DigiFab; whose core element is 3DP) and Life Sciences (LifeSci; our focus being mostly Health and Healthcare tech).

Next week’s INSIDE 3D PRINTING NY 2017 Conference & Expo (I3DPNY17) is co-marketing with us at “HCx3DP Meetup NY.” One of the benefits is a Discount Coupon that reduces the cost of admissions to I3DPNY17. With the help of I3DPNY17 management, I’m extending the offer to readers and subscribers to this NYC3DP.com site

The complete story about, profile of  and method of participating in the Show is embedded below. Come: take advantage of your status…  LG!



[Posted at "HCx3DP Meetup NY" and emailed to our Meetup Community at 5:45 PM, Thursday, 9 March.]

[[Our I3DPNY17 Event Discount-Coupon Number is:


for 15% off of current 2-day passes.

DON’T FORGET: You MUST REDEEM THIS DISCOUNT on I3DPNY17′s site——when registering for your Conference/Expo ticket ON THAT SITE. NYC3DP.com is NOT involved in I3DPNY17 Event attendance coordination and/or payment collection!!]]

 [[This text is addressed to HCx3DPers, but---as above---now also applies to You, NYC3DPer.]]


As you know from my emailed alert earlier today, the good folks at INSIDE 3D PRINTING NY 2017 Conf/Expo (known corporately as Rising Media) have agreed to sponsor our Community. This support includes Meetup/Event co-marketing and their discount admissions for you and other attendees from our HCx3DP Group. HUZZAH!

This arrangement will make it easier for our Community Members to enjoy—and gain from—the largest and most important 3DP-focused show presented annually here in our NYC.

As you appreciate, 3DP/Additive Manufacturing is the key component of disruptive Digital Fabrication—the tech that is soon-to-dominate hardware/systems production in Metro NYC. And, our evolving mandate is to keep you current with DigiFab’s impact on LifeSci—here in the world capital of Practitioner-Driven Healthcare.

Of special interest to you, I3DPNY17 will be presenting a rich, day-long, Medical Track (starting at 8:50 AM and ending at 5:45 PM on Tuesday, 14 March) focused on our namesake: HCx3DP! Here are more details to make your commercial mouth water:

Inside 3D Printing is the largest professional 3D printing event series worldwide, with 38 events hosted globally since its launch in 2013. The event has earned a well-deserved reputation for its world-class conference program, which this year will feature day-long dedicated conference tracks on 3D printing applications in four distinct areas: Metal, Medical, Manufacturing, and Business. In addition to the conferences, other Inside 3D Printing New York highlights include:

Exhibit Hall – where the industry’s most innovative companies showcase their latest innovations and services in 3D printing, including 3 HTi, 3DPrint.com, A-Team Ventures, Asimov Ventures, Aurora Labs 3D, Chemcubed, Cimquest Manufacturing Solutions, DesignPoint, Esun Industrial Co., Ltd., FlackTek Speedmixer, Flashforge USA, Formlabs, Igus Inc., i.materialise, New Valence Robotics, ProtoCAM, Recreus, Guangdong Silver Age Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd., Stardust, TechniPrint, Titan 3D, WASP, and Winrigo (S) Pte Ltd.

Frontier Tech Showdown (March 14, 4:40 pm) – the premier pitch event for seed-stage startups in 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, and Robotics. Past participants, including 3D Hubs, Wiivv, Voxel8, Metamason and Cellink, have gone on to raise more than $60 million and have a cumulative market cap of over $180 million. Asimov Ventures will present this year’s winner with an uncapped SAFE for $15,000 following this year’s event. Competing startups for this year’s event include: 3DFortify, Form Alloy, Brain2Bot, Nanogrande, and Kwambio.

For additional information on this year’s Inside 3D Printing event in New York City, please visit the Event siteHoping to see you there, Synergist!! This is a key show for all in our Community…

Best regards! 

Land Grant, Organizer 
HCx3DP Meetup NY
 Publisher, NYC3DP.com

PS. Don’t forget our next Meetup on Wednesday, 22 March…learn more, RSVP and donate on this Event site.

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Our MEETUP TOMORROW POSTPONED: Much New!! Please Re-Calendar To WED. 22 MARCH!

[The following was published online---and to the "HCx3DP Meetup NY" Community by email---on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, at 2:30 PM.]

Dear Synergist!


Trump Fraught Times (TFT) debited This Mad President’s first 30 days of dismay, danger and disaster—with still more pernicious probabilities in the offing.

O Community Members, I’m sorry to admit groaning daily in the cascading damage to our Republic—present and prospective—retarded my multiple efforts to advance Health Maker Lab (HML).

So, I beg your understanding and forgiveness while we regroup…and relaunch…and resist…with our NEXT Meetup event on Wednesday, 22 March.

Come what may: I’m now determined to make HML—with the aid of those of you also bent on resistance to TFT—a platform for local Community defense and offense. This via the broadest definition of human health at the grassroots, in the MakerRoots and among the gnarly resistance-roots.

OK! Here are some of our proactive HML plans:

(1) Overall, assure HML helps become an antidote to the democracy-poisoning toxins of TFT;

(2) Rename our “HCx3DP Meetup NY” community “Health Maker Lab” for wider meaning and catchment;

(3) Devise & implement new marketing technologies to create wider, deeper HML successes from seminal events;

(4) Complete our now a-building HML Website (took me a minute to get up the latest WordPress learning curve!); &

(5) Blog our HML Story at our new (very much under-construction) site—HealthMakerLab.org.


So, kindly re-calendar our next Meetup to Wednesday, 22 March.

We’ll make use of this time to make more of our time—and these times in Anti-TFT. Please coalesce in spirit, volunteer with helping hands and march ahead in body with us—by joining together at our upcoming events.

Please RSVP and donate here to join-in our March Meetup.

Looking forward: moving ahead!


Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2017. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com


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