Create3D™ Announces Participation in St. Petersburg Science Fest

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The Fifth Annual Event Features Over 100 Exhibits – Create3D Will Be Introducing Attendees to the Power of 3D Printing & Design

3D printing, 3D design, protoyping

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We are excited to bring an educational component to the kids and also to the public about 3D printing and design

Create3D, A St. Petersburg company, founded by Mark Guthrie — a veteran of the 3D mechanical Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry, is pleased to announce participation in the long-running public event in its 5th year.

St. Petersburg Science Festival ( is a free festival, held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s MarineQuest event. It takes place at USF St. Petersburg, along the Bayboro Waterfront. The festival also hosts a sneak peek exclusively for school children Friday, Oct. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. More than 1,000 area students are getting a first look at a smaller version of the Saturday event.

“Create3D will be participating in both the Saturday public event and the Friday event for school kids”, said Mark Guthrie, Founder of Create3D. “We are excited to bring an educational component to the kids and also to the public about 3D printing and design. The impact of affordable and easy-to-use 3D printing is going to have profound effects on our lives, the technology is just beginning to blossom, and in general the public doesn’t know very much about it. 3D printing can be likened to the industrial revolution”

Create3D is an authorized MakerBot® reseller. MakerBot has sold over 80,000 printers, probably more than any other company by far. MakerBot prints can be in either ABS or PLA plastic. “We partnered with MakerBot for two reasons. First, their technology is solid and affordable. They also offer a service program called MakerCare™ that is head and shoulders above any I have seen from other 3D printer companies. Secondly, and as more important as the technology, is the ecosystem they have created. Visit and you will have an idea of what they are doing. MakerBot’s Thingiverse™ is a sharing will be astonished as what you will find there.”

At Science Fest, Create3D is also announcing their program to engage local companies to sponsor 3D Printing Tech Labs for schools. This program will bring together companies and schools in order to implement a 3D printing and design lab along with the training needed to make the program successful. Companies will receive the naming rights to the lab, but more importantly Create3D will regularly publish public interest stories on what the kids are making and learning by using this leading edge technology. Create3D will work with local media outlets for publishing the story from print to live interviews of the kids. "The fuel for this program is the private investment by the company and the return they will see in public relation stories. The real winner is, of course, the kids and the schools", said Guthrie. In addition, there will be public service volunteer opportunities for the company to assist in running the lab. For more information contact Mark Guthrie at

About Create3D
Create3D serves the following markets: education, architecture and companies that develop products. For schools, Create3D can set up 3D printing technology labs and deliver entire curriculums or train the teachers to deliver the curriculum. For architects, full-color models can be printed for commercial or residential buildings. For product companies, 3D printing is used for rapid idea realization and manufacturing of production parts using printers from Stratasys®, the parent company of MakerBot.

Create3D is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida because it is a fantastic place to live. We plan to expand across the US. For more information, visit and like us on Facebook at

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