Carl Bass is our CEO but is also our maker in chief. The Gallery at One Market features Carl's cheek to cheek bench that he designed with Autodesk Inventor.
Though Carl is a very hands-on design application user, he sometimes collaborates with other employees like Arthur Harsuvanakit. For example Arthur used 123D Make to generate wooden versions of Carl's bench design for Burning Man.
Carl recently created a bowl that can also be found in the gallery.
Arthur showed me one of the bowls that was fabricated using a traditional melted-metal-in-wax-mold process.
Arthur also showed me the same design fabricated using 3D printing with metal.
Notice the higher precision of the 3D printed version. In fact Carl gave each member of the Autodesk Board a 3D printed one as a holiday gift. In many ways the process of 3D printing is indeed a gift to manufacturing.
Gift giving is alive in the lab.