Tyler Benster

3D Printing Evangelist



July 2014

O Fiji

Travels in Fiji aided by my local guide, my sister Lindsay.…



July 2014

What might the future of 3D printing software look like?

I guest-wrote this post for my friends at 3Dagogo. A hearty congratulations on their successful Kickstarter! Eight years after the launch of RepRap and Fab@Home, 3D printing has reached the crescendo of hype. If declining stock prices of the 3D printing “bluechips”–namely Stratasys and 3D Systems–are any indication, January 2014 was the peak of inflated expectations; the industry now heads toward the trough of disillusionment. Only progress…



May 2014

Brown from the Sky

Check out my first quadcopter video! I filmed this with a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Brown is using the video on a few recruitment channels alongside a John Krazinski video and a TED talk. More to come soon.…



April 2014

USPTO Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting

We had a great additive manufacturing partnership meeting today at the US Patent & Trademark Office. It was great fun working with Veronica Ewald and Gladys Corcoran from USPTO and my colleague Peter Harter to program the event. Here's the two best quotes of the day from the ever-entertaining Brett Lyons of Boeing: It's rapid prototyping not magic prototyping. We've had good luck so far--hahaha I mean no we've had…



March 2014

From China to Inside 3D Printing

Tags: 3d printing, china, travel, inside 3d printing

Whew. It's been a hectic (and excellent) start to 2014. Sadly, this blog has languished the past three months as a result. Rest assured that more frequent updates are forthcoming. In January, I visited several 3D printing companies in China. My first visit was to Tiertime, the largest 3D printing manufacturer in Asia. The popular Afinia printers in the US are rebranded Up! Plus machines by the Tiertime subsidiary, Delta…