The idea of iterative design – the cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product – existed long before additive manufacturing, but was never so efficient or approachable as it is with 3D printing technology.
About Tyler Reid
Tyler Reid is CAD, CAM, and 3D printing expert. His early interest in machine tools led him to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, where he first learned to use SOLIDWORKS. Tyler has worked in the SOLIDWORKS VAR channel since 2010, making his way from technical support to application engineering to product management. In his free time he enjoys machining, welding, and general DIY in his home shop. Tyler lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
by Tyler Reid
A team made up of GoEngineer CEO Brad Hansen, Tandem Studios President Nathan Smith, Mechanical Engineer at Profire Energy Kevin Lynk, and I brainstormed answers to these questions and more. By the end of our session we knew our protagonist was a determined robot who had a fembot love interest, played with dangerously cool toys, and possessed zero understanding of basic physics.