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Product Placement Expo to offer Innovative Special Effects Assistance


Miami, FL – When filmmakers, costume designers and set designers build movie sets of the next big action thriller, chances are they’ll be using 3D Stuffmaker’s three–dimensional printing technology. This month, Steve Weatherly, Regional Account Director of 3D Stuffmaker USA, will exhibit the latest 3D printing technology at the 2014 Product Placement Expo, on Thursday, January 30, from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 777 N.W. 72 Avenue, in Miami, Florida.

“The parent company of this brand is based in Melbourne, Australia,” said Weatherly, who has a Computer Engineering degree. “We currently ship our 3D printers to more than 100 countries. Our customers are using it to produce anything and everything from common household gadgets to new and innovative creations. The beauty of this technology allows costume and set designers to save tens of thousands of dollars when making molds for customized props and special effects.

“The Product Placement Expo has opened a new market for us and we’re hoping that film and TV producers will take note of the power that a 3D printer provides to make and re-create miniature sets, costumes and prosthetics.  We are also very receptive to our printing technology being featured in movies since the uses of 3D printers are endless,” added Weatherly.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital computer model. While 3D printing technology has been around since the 1980s, it has now resurfaced in a safe, affordable, user-friendly format that makes it easy for the average user to bring ideas to reality.  Just about anything that has a 3D CAD model can be created into its physical form.

According to event organizers, exhibitors at the first annual Product Placement Expo will showcase vital items for filmmakers to produce their projects.

“3D printers can have a profound effect on moviemaking,” said Trenae Floyd, who is the event coordinator and a television producer by trade. “New and creative designs have major appeal for filmmakers and TV producers.”

With the ability to print three-dimensional objects, representatives from 3D Stuffmaker USA say their device can be used with similar simplicity as a common paper printer. Once you have loaded your digital model into the printing software and have chosen your quality settings, the printer will create the physical 3D object from the onscreen image.

“It was important for us to develop a product that the end-user could handle with ease,” said Weatherly. “With a price tag between $1,500 - $2,100, our product is not only innovative, but affordable by industry standards.” 

Weatherly will give ongoing demonstrations of the 3D technology showcasing its uses for the hobbyist, innovator, and the creative professional. For additional information and reseller opportunities visit the website at www.3DStuffmakerUSA.com.

The 2014 Product Placement Expo is sponsored by Wing Stop. To register for the 2014 Product Placement Expo, visit productplacementexpo.eventbrite.com. For information regarding the event, consult www.ProductPlacementExpo.com, or email coordinators at productplacementexpo@gmail.com.