March 29, 2018
Prototyping and Fabrication: Introducing the PIE Shop, a New Manufacturing Incubator
Something’s afoot in Portland, Oregon, besides rain, great coffee, and craft beer. As In the Fold reported, the Portland Incubator Experiment Shop (a.k.a. the PIE Shop) has opened. A collaboration between the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), pioneering Portland product design firm Uncorked Studios, and Autodesk, which will have its Portland office there, the PIE Shop aims to guide manufacturing and IoT startups through the prototyping and fabrication phases of their product. Have a product in the works? Need a jump-start to get to market? They’re looking for companies that can have a product ready in 6-12 months. The first cohort starts in May. Made to Order Need some inspiration on the importance of the small market? Check out Duleesha Kulasooriya’s presentation from the Theater at AU 2017. He explains what custom cuff links from Etsy, fashion-forward prosthetic legs, and a combo flashlight/boom box/USB charger from the Chinese gray market can tell us about the future of manufacturing. https://youtu.be/ch2mTa4RhcA Build Your Skills Ready to get your prototyping game on? Check out these classes from AU 2017:
- 3D Printing and Prototype Development with Fusion 360—Need a prototype? Push a button and print it. Fusion 360 makes it possible.
- Fusion 360 Assemblies Master Class —Explore designs more quickly and create designs that respond to changes more easily.
- Push Your Fusion 360 Further—What are experts doing with Fusion 360 and how are they doing it? This class shows you what’s possible.