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Fabricating the Future // National Retail Federation

"Over the course of a few days, entrepreneur Lucy Beard had a trio of experiences that changed the trajectory of her life."

November 30th, 2015|

A Riff on Capacity and Platform Development (Part 3 of 3)

Knowledgeable people sometimes question the role of Chattanooga’s gigabit network in the industrial renaissance. And with good reason: they are correct about file size being small compared to other files currently transported over today’s infrastructure. But we must be in touch with the vision of [...]

May 7th, 2013|

The Ultra High-Speed Fiber Networks: From Gig City to Maker City (Part 2 of 3)

While it can be correctly argued that the present state of 3D printing and additive manufacturing doesn't require a lot of bandwidth in the network that connects the pieces, a compelling argument for the central role of ultra high-speed networks can be made. It’s the nerve center [...]

April 16th, 2013|

The Heart of Maker City (Part 1 of 3)

The digital manufacturing revolution has been brewing for decades. Now, it has exploded across the popular imagination in the form of 3D printing. And Chattanooga has a monumental role to play. A successful revolution often requires two things, among others: an event that sparks the [...]

March 27th, 2013|

3D Printing: The Start of a Revolution

Chattanooga is a city of two tales. Home to the nation’s first and only city-wide gigabit network, the Scenic City recently emerged as the high-tech startup hub of the Southeast. Juxtaposed with this new focus on next-generation technology is our enduring legacy as a manufacturing [...]

February 7th, 2013|