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3D digital workshop to be offered at IBEX

By International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference

BROOKLIN, Maine -- 3D Printing will be featured at The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), taking place September 29-October 2, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center. IBEX will partner with Robert McNeel & Associates, Miami's RhinoFabStudio, and DRS Technologies, Inc. Advanced Marine Technology Center, to offer live demonstrations and educational workshops for attendees on 3D printing and scanning technologies applicable to the marine industry.

"3D printing technology is changing all aspects of manufacturing and is now available for the marine industry. We are excited to host these leading experts in the field and to feature this latest technology as well as offer a lab and workshops for our attendees to become educated," said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. "We invite attendees to bring parts or a computer model to share with our team of experts and let them work with you to solve your most challenging problems in design, manufacturing, repair, and quality."

The IBEX 3D Digital Workshop will be located on the 2nd floor of the Tampa Bay Convention Center and will feature DRS Technologies' ORCA 3D, Chaos Group's V-Ray 3.0 for Rhino, and several products from RhinoFabStudios including the RhinoCAM, Grasshopper, Paneling Tools, and many more. The feature area on the show floor will offer live demonstrations of software, hardware machines - 3D printers, 3D scanners, Laser Cutters, CNC machines and more, and a series of educational presentations.

"We are looking forward to educating the marine industry at IBEX on the advantages of 3D technology to make it part of their production process to make small pieces easily and relatively inexpensively," said Andrés González, World-Wide Director, RhinoFabStudio. "Our goal is to teach, educate and share different methods of fabrication for industrial designers, architects, and engineers where Rhinoceros is involved in any cycle of the manufacturing process."

In addition to the area in the exhibit hall, Derek Eggers, Ed. D, Senior Instructional Consultant, Digital Design and Fabrication, University of Kentucky will offer a session in the IBEX seminar called INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING on Wednesday, October 1st from 8:30 - 10:00 am. This seminar will offer a hands-on crash course in Rhino3D and post-processing software for anyone interested in 3D rapid prototyping and design. Attendees will understand the applications of this evolving technology.

The IBEX Education Conference will offer 55 technical seminars, nine Super Sessions offered on Monday, September 29th, and an additional 21 exhibitor workshops being offered throughout the show on the exhibit floor. IBEX will host 525 exhibitors on a show floor encompassing over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, dock space, and on-the-water demonstrations, three pavilions, and special feature areas including The Connected Boat and Material ConneXion. For more information on these exciting events, visit http://www.ibexshow.com/ibex-live.php.

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