Upcoming MatterHackers Events
MatterHackers Events Schedule 2021
Check out all of our upcoming events, sessions, and conferences! View all of our past events here.
Events in September
September 13th - September 15th
RAPID + TCT 2021
- Attend RAPID+TCT 2021 as our guest! Use promo code 15908536 when you register online for a free EXPO pass to the event, courtesy of MatterHackers.
See the newest 3D printing technologies at RAPID + TCT, where the additive manufacturing community convenes, and where industry-accelerating products are launched. This is an unparalleled show that helps attendees, buyers, and businesses find solutions to the toughest manufacturing challenges, straight from the most respected experts.
Join MatterHackers (sign up here!) at the most influential additive manufacturing event, in-person at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Wi3DP RAPID Happy Hour - Champagne, Cheese, and Networking!
Tue, September 14, from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CD
Location: Millenium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
- Register here for a free ticket
Join us after the second day of the conference for a free networking happy hour at Millenium Park. All genders are welcome to come and enjoy champagne, cheese, games, and additive manufacturing appreciation. Simply register at this link to save your spot at this industry networking event. We hope to see you there!
MatterHackers Meetup - Fall 2021
- RSVP here for the MatterHackers Meetup.
Welcome back, meetups! Join us live and in-person at the MatterHackers HQ Thursday, September 30th. Explore the new office and showroom, meet new and familiar faces, and talk with fellow digital manufacturing enthusiasts and makers. Free food and fun giveaways will make this a meetup to remember!
Find more information here.
Rewatch These Events
Rewatch These Live Recordings
View recordings and articles from all our past webinars, conventions, and inspiration sessions!
Inspiration Session: Starting Your Small Business Etsy Shop with 3D Printing
- Rewatch the session anytime on our website:
- Click HERE to view the session recording and Q&A
Interested in learning how you can use 3D printing to support your small business or side hustle? Mara Hitner moderates a virtual panel with these small business owners and Etsy shop users who are running their businesses thanks to 3D printing:
Featuring special guests:
SugarDashCo: A cookie cutter printer shop based in Texas
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarDashCo?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
PortaKeeper: A diverse shop that specializes in Espresso and Archery
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PortaKeeper
Villainous Prop Shop: Designers of helmets, masks and other prop items from popular comic books, films, and video games
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VillainousPropShop
If you were unable to make it to this event, fear not! Watch a copy of the recording and answers to your top questions HERE.
MatterHackers Inspiration Session : Building Momentum - 3D Printing for Military Training, Humanitarian Aid, and Future Workforce
- Watch the recording HERE
Apr 29, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
MatterHackers and Building Momentum come together for an inspirational session of 3D printing propelling innovation in the manufacturing industry. Join as a member of the audience for our live interview recording and Q&A with the tech and problem solving experts at Building Momentum.
NOCTI/America Makes Additive Manufacturing Credential Virtual Info Session
MatterHackers, joined by NOCTI and America Makes, hosted a 30-minute info session on an exciting opportunity for high schools with 3D printing or additive manufacturing programs.
Credentialing has historically been an important part of workforce development for manufacturing, and America Makes has teamed up with NOCTI (the largest independant credentialing body in the US) to create the very first "Essentials of Additive Manufacturing" credential for high schools.
If your high school is selected as a test site, both the online multiple choice assessment, and the hands-on performance assessment will be available to pilot at NO COST. The pilot testing window for this assessment is April 1 to May 30, 2021. Here's who will be walking you through the opportunity details to determine if your high school would be a good fit:
- Josh Cramer, Director of Education and Workforce Development, America Makes
- Bill White, Applied Engineering and Technology Teacher, Avonworth High School
- Lawrence Binek, Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon
- Julie Vanhala, NOCTI
- Moderator: Mara Hitner, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, MatterHackers
MatterHackers and Ultimaker Webinar and Virtual Meetup with STEM Teacher Jackie Derr
MatterHackers, Ultimaker, and Education Ambassador Jackie Derr hosted our first virtual meetup event of the year, with a special presentation showcasing the new Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer. See the latest in 3D Printing technology for the classroom and beyond, with a spotlight featuring curriculum and real-world applications.
We invite you to view the recording of the live discussion, networking, and knowledge sharing between fellow 3D printing educators and enthusiasts across multiple industries at this free online event.
Missed it live? Watch the recording HERE
Inspiration Session: How 3D Printing Will Empower the Next Generation of Inventors
- Click HERE to watch the webinar recording and Q&A.
MatterHackers Education Ambassador and 6th grade teacher Jesus Huerta shares his success stories in project-based learning with 3D printing and the MakerBot Sketch 3D Printer, teaching real-world problem solving and preparing students for future careers in STEAM and beyond.
Missed the live event? Visit this link to watch a recording of the event and email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to all your 3D printing and education questions.
June 23rd - June 26th
2021 Nation of Makers Conference (NOMCON)
- Read more about the Nation of Makers and get your tickets to NOMCON 2021 here.
The diverse national network of community leaders and organizers for makerspace, hackerspaces, workshops, fablabs and more that make up the Nation of Makers will host its annual convention, NOMCON, virtually this year.
Focusing on the theme of "Local to Global: Supporting Local Makers to Create a Resilient Movement for Positive Global Changes", NOMCON discussion will center, in part, on promoting the impact of local activists and communities of makers. As both an exhibiting participant and a corporate member of NOMCON, MatterHackers is excited to support and collaborate with maker communities and to add our voice to the maker movement.
June 26th - June 30th
ISTELive 21 Edtech Conference
- Sign up here to participate in the inspirational creation labs, Tools that Work Sessions, free giveaways, and interactive lectures to come.
MatterHackers returns to ISTE to participate as a Solutions Hub sponsor of the ISTELive 21 virtual conference and to exhibit as a leading industry partner in educational technology.
Join us for the latest content and curriculum created by our amazing Education Ambassadors; watch live sessions hosted by 3D Printing leaders and advocates education and those propelling the next generation towards the advanced tools invaluable for future careers; and explore the latest in 3D printing technologies designed for schools, makerspaces, and libraries.
More information coming soon!
Inspiring Creativity and Empathy with PrintLab
- Tuesday, July 6 at 4:00 pm EST Tuesday, July 6 at 4:00 pm EST
- Register for free HERE
Join for you chance to win a FREE 3D printer and to learn what PrintLab has to offer in this free session on 3D printing in the classroom with NGSS standards-aligned project-based learning strategies. Find out how you can get started with 3D printing or expand and elevate your curriculum and student engagement using 3D printers.The focus will be on reviewing completed projects by MatterHackers Education Ambassador Steven Jones' middle school students who were inspired by PrintLab's curriculum.
Additive Manufacturing Coalition
Workforce Development Panel Discussion: Additive Manufacturing
- Click here to register to attend a workforce panel discussion on the needs and approaches to developing a strong additive workforce for the future
Speakers and Panelists to include:
- Dr. Ellen Lee, Technical Leader Additive Manufacturing,
Ford Motor Co.
- Dr. Jim McGuffin-Cawley, Case Western Reserve University (Ohio)
- Professor Eric Wooldridge, Somerset Community College (Kentucky)
- Capt. Brad Baker, United States Naval Academy
MakerBot Live Webinar
Should I 3D Print in Carbon Fiber or Metal?
A live webinar comparing the 3D printing process, material performance, and real-world applications of Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel and Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber filaments. Learn the pros and cons of both materials and when to use them on a MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer for best results, and join the Q&A to add your questions to the discussion.
Sign up HERE to attend this free event Thursday, July 22nd at 11:00am Eastern (8:00am Pacific)
Events in August
ATX West / MD&M West / Design & Manufacturing West / Plastec West / WestPack
The largest annual design & manufacturing event in North America, D&M West brings together experts from across the design and manufacturing industries. From designing and prototyping to 3D printing, materials, automation, and machining, D&M West is the most comprehensive D&M event for suppliers engineers and businesses to discover innovation, engineer new technology, and build a better tomorrow.
Visit MatterHackers at Booth #3605 for our first in-person conference of 2021!
Want to attend the expo FREE as a guest of MatterHackers? Register HERE or use code MYGUEST for a free expo hall pass or upgrade to a 2-day full conference badge with our 20% discount.
Attendees, click here for D&M West discounts before they expire!
Additive Manufacturing Networking Happy Hour
- RSVP Here to attend this free networking event, hosted by MatterHackers, Women in 3D Printing, and Trumpf!
Are you participating in MD&M West, D&M West, West Pack, ATX West, or Plastec West?
All Pacific Design & Manufacturing 2021 attendees are invited to join us after the conference on August 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Brewheim in Anaheim, CA. Bring your badge and enjoy free beers while networking with fellow AM industry leaders. Attendance is free, but please register in advance at this link to save your seat!
And before the mixer, come chat with us during the conference! Visit MatterHackers at Booth#3605 (right next to center stage) and sign up for your chance to win our giveaway grand prize.