Drew has been working for a 3D Printing company called Fathom studiofathom.com and they are doing some of the coolest things. It is amazing to think that you can actually print out a product by putting materials other than paper into a 'printing' machine that's configured to spit out a 3 dimensional object. It's mind boggling. I heard a few years ago that someday we would all eventually be doing this even from our homes - printing out items we want to purchase online. The technology hasn't advanced that far yet but someday... In fact Drew gave me a set of bowls for Christmas that were made from a 3D prototype. The bowls were designed to have a "no-spill" edge which is why I brought them up to the lake - I thought they would be perfect for boat rides when we bring snacks like salsa or dips. Here's a video of how these machines work:
|My No-Spill Bowls. They work!|
The funny part about this is that after Drew started working at Fathom, he discovered that his friend Ryan- whom he's been friends with since pre-school- is one of their customers. Drew and Ryan see each other all the time but never talked about 3D printing so the connection never came up. That was quite a coincidence! Ryan needed a prototype of a small, implantable cardiac device that his company is starting to manufacture. All of these new technologies are so amazing. And all I can think of is the two of them when they were 3 years old.
Here they are at 4 years old: the future businessmen. I love it.