While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, and has become more popular in the last few years, there are still many in the community who aren’t familiar with the technology and its practical applications. Part of what we do here at Titan Robotics is expose new people to the disruptive technology of 3D printing and how it will be a game changer for so many industries.
Recently, founder and CEO Clay Guillory spoke to a group of several hundred people at the TEDx event at the University of Northern Colorado. His TEDx Talk was not only his story of getting involved in the 3D printing community, but what is next for the industry. Clay shared his experiences with the non-profit E-Nabling the Future by 3D printing prosthetic hands for children with missing limbs. Clay says that experience of helping others made him realize that 3D printing was his future and inspired him to build a career out of it.
The TEDx event allowed Titan Robotics to share with people how 3D printing isn’t just being used to make novelty items or small parts. Clay talked about Titan’s goals of using large-format 3D printing to design and fabricate full size prosthetics and adaptive devices, and how by improving speed and scale industries can manufacture parts at a much more affordable rate.
Titan Robotics also welcomed 40 students and their mentors from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business this Friday as part of their Career Coaching Program. Students, mentors and faculty had the chance to tour Titan’s new facility and get an up close look at the manufacturing process.
It was a chance for community leaders and the next members of the work force to see how a start-up manufacturing company operates on a daily basis. From starting the company in his garage, to hiring on a full-time staff, Clay shared his story of being a young entrepreneur. Not to mention everyone enjoyed seeing all of the large 3D printers in action and the unique parts they create.
The Titan staff enjoyed hosting tours and a Q&A session with the UCCS group. Students and mentors asked great questions about the company and Titan’s business model, as well as how 3D printing will change manufacturing.
As an innovative company, Titan Robotics wants to expand its outreach beyond potential customers. Titan is an active member in the 3D printing community, from contributing new ideas to getting involved with people and organizations on a local level.
We believe it’s important to open up our doors and share what we’re doing with large-format 3D printers. It helps the 3D printing industry expand and inspires people to come up with new innovative ways to utilize large-format 3D printing.