Andy Lewis

3D Scanning - Get yourself a mini-me

3D Hubs was founded out of frustration that the industry was not delivering on the promise of 3D printing to decentralize manufacturing. In 2013 3D Hubs started its mission to connect all 3D printers globally into one online platform and make them locally accessible. By connecting everyone to nearby 3D Printer owners, 3D Hubs is accelerating a future of local and on-demand production. Today, 3D Hubs is already providing over one Billion people with access to 3D printing within 10 miles of their home.

Grass-roots maker, technologist and entrepreneur, Andy Lewis is what London’s crucible of creativity is all about. Starting in the early 1980’s as a programmer, Andy’s CV reads like a history book of technology. He’s worked on the first Acorn Atom single board computer, for large semiconductor companies, explaining the intricacies of silicon chips to engineers from Russia to Australia and the USA and assisted in the development of around 3,000 products from Digital Video Players to cellphone cameras and guitar amplifiers to automotive lighting systems. If he doesn’t have a good idea how it works, it’s probably magic!

In more recent years, Andy has turned his attention on the 3D space, first in 3D printing, and he still runs a London based 3DHub, printing "whatever people want" but more latterly to 3D scanning and online content. He experimented with the first-generation Microsoft Kinect and used it to build a rig for scanning up to 3 people at a time. He’s scanned dead fish for rock bands, conkers for fashion designers and his results consistently delight the clients of Pot8oSH3D ( Potato shed ), the 3D creative consultancy Andy founded in an old shed on a farm just North of London. Currently Andy is talent scouting for a 3Dweb "virtuality” project, when he’s not scanning, printing and ( rarely ) sleeping!

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