The Collision Conference is in it’s third year in the U.S., and with 11,000 attendees may grow to the size of its parent conference “Web Summit”in Europe, a technology conference held annually since 2010. The topic of the conference is centered on internet technology and attendees range from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting tech companies.
Scheduled to run until Thursday, the conference brings the biggest investors in the United States together with web giants, CEOs, and founders of tech startups. We ran into Samantha Snapes, who left NASA to found re:3D Inc.®, which is breaking through the current limitations of 3D printing to unlock new applications and growth markets worldwide. Gigabot, re:3D’s flagship technology, enables industrial strength, large format 3D printing at an affordable price point. With a build volume of eight cubic feet and robust construction, Gigabot can print objects up to 30x larger than competing desktop models. re:3D’s customer base comprises an esteemed group of specialty manufacturers, engineers, designers, universities, and hobbyists in over 20 countries around the globe. But we’re still not clear on this whole “toilet hacker” thing.