Voxel Magic (Formerly TMF) owner, John Arzayus, was interviewed for a recent US News and World Report article about the adoption of 3D Printing in the Maker Community
US News and World Report recently interviewed Voxel Magic (Formerly The Micro Factory) owner, John Arzayus for an article entitled, “3-D Printing, Now Mainstay of Maker Movement, Helps Entrepreneurs Innovate: Kids and communities get involved in the maker movement and explore problem-based learning”.
… For John Arzayus, founder of New York-based [Voxel Magic], buying a MakerBot Replicator 2 3-D printer in November 2012 was a way to enhance his hobby of building miniature art sculptures. He started attending meetups, talked with members of makerspaces and joined 3D hubs, which connects individuals online with a local 3-D printer.
Arzayus now owns 15 3-D printers, housing them in his two-bedroom apartment in downtown Manhattan, out of which he runs [Voxel Magic]. Arzayus says he works mainly with architects, industrial designers and inventors. While some clients might already have a CAD file, others present him with a paper sketch or a design problem that requires fine-tuning.
Individuals who might not want to take the time to learn the mechanics of the additive manufacturing process or simply want to take an idea to a prototype relatively quickly with professional expertise can turn to a 3-D printing company, Arzayus says. For innovators seeking that learning component, however, makerspaces can offer a sense of community…