Following his talk at DEVELOP3D Live, Tanya Weaver spoke to Mark Sanders about what excites him, what he thinks about the tools available and where things are heading.
Biography: Mark Sanders is the Principal of MAS Design (mas-design.com) – a product design and engineering consultancy established in 1984. He was an early graduate of the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) course at the Royal College of Art/Imperial College, and has followed the same holistic design principles in business. He is now a visiting tutor on the IDE course and runs MAS Design from a self-built home/office/workshop.
MAS design specialises in integrating engineering and industrial design. Its product portfolio includes a wide range of award-winning patented products; from kitchen tools to operating tables, industrial valves to folding bicycles (including the Strida and IF Mode), many of which are exhibited and sold worldwide. By combining engineering and industrial design, MAS Design is able to undertake projects in their entirety – from pre-concept stage through to production. Most projects involve a high level of innovation and usually result in at least one patent.
Al Dean talks to Alice Taylor, CEO of MakieLab about why 3D printing is the future and what's cool.
Biog: Previous to MakieLab (makielab.com), Alice was Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, where she commissioned a string of multiple award-winning games and media targeting teens & tweens, including two BAFTAs for Bow Street Runner and Privates, Best Game & Best Educational for 1066 and Smokescreen at SXSW, and the Prix Jeunesse for Routes. Previous to Channel 4, Alice was VP Digital Media at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.
Founded in early 2011 by Alice Taylor and three co-founders, MakieLab is developing its first line of 3D-printed ultra-customisable dolls and action figures, plus the associated gameworld and mobile apps. Alice spoke about the challenges of building a ground breaking business centred on customisation and 3D printing.
Jason Lopes is lead systems engineer with Legacy Effects (legacyefx.com - formerly Stan Winston Studio) in San Fernando, California, and his credits include Terminator Salvation, 2012, Avatar, Thor, Iron Man 1 & 2, Cowboys & Aliens, and many other hugely successful film and television productions.
As the man responsible for all new technologies and the pipeline within Legacy Effects, he gets to work on the design and manufacture of some incredible things that blur the lines between virtual and physical special effects. Jason is also responsible for the studio’s workflow between 3D Scanning, Design and Modelling, and 3D Printing using its Objet machines.