Get the facts on what type and size of dust collector is
required. Jamie explains the importance of proper air
flow for woodworking machinery, and finally, he
clarifies the value in completing hooding and piping
before purchasing a dust collector.
Thursday, 7/20/2017, 1: 30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3D Printing for Woodworkers:
Technology and Basics
; Matt Stultz, MAKE Magazine
3D printing has been hailed as the next industrial revolution, able to create any object a user desires. In this
session, Matt Stultz, Make Magazine’s digital fabrication
editor and founder of HackPittsburgh and Ocean State
Maker Mill, guides you through some of the technologies
involved in 3D printing and helps separate the fact from
fiction. He will address computer aided design (CAD),
3D scanning, types of 3D printers, machine control software, 3D printing materials, and some of the communities
that are developing around 3D printing. The goal of this
session is to help you determine what 3D printing technology will help you with your end goal and give you a firm
enough base to move towards getting started with your
own creations. This session is part 1 of a two-part series
on 3D printing for woodworking businesses.
Thursday, 7/20/2017, 3: 30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3D Printing: Applications in
; J.D. Sassaman, Autodesk Pier 9
; Vera Shur, Autodesk Pier 9
; Matt Stultz, MAKE Magazine
From running shoes to racing drones, 3D printing has
found its way into numerous hobbies and industries, with
woodworking no exception. Do you need a custom jig to
hold your work at a precise angle? Not a problem, print
it. How about duplication of a small section of broken
antique crown molding? Scan it and print it. Users are
printing their own tools and sharing those designs with
others in open communities, helping others to create their
own work. Experts from Autodesk’s famed Pier 9 and
Make Magazine will guide you through some of the best
examples of how this flexible tool is being used in the
woodworking industry, as they share some of their own
experiences incorporating one of the oldest maker skills
with one of the newest. This session is part 2 of a two-
part series on 3D printing for woodworking businesses.
MODERATOR: Matt Stultz
Friday, 7/21/2017, 11: 30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Which Spray Equipment is Best for My
; Diane Shattuck, Gemini Industries
With all the different spray systems available today,
how do you determine which one best fits “your” needs
as a small shop? Here you can learn the differences
between the types of spray equipment available today
and how to choose the right gun for your business needs.
Diane will cover how to troubleshoot the signs of your
spray pattern, selection of the right tips and air caps, the
importance of daily maintenance, and even why your
compressor may be affecting your gun’s performance.
She will also cover common finishing problems and how
to effectively estimate how much coating material you will
need for that next job based off your equipment.
Friday, 7/21/2017, 1: 30 p.m. - 3: 30 p.m.
Looking Under the Hood: How One
Successful Maker Does Business
; Paul Downs, Paul Downs Cabinetmakers
Paul Downs’ business started from a wish to “just make
furniture” in 1986. Since then, Paul has grown his com-