FITC Toronto 2015

2015-04-12 00:00:00 2015-04-15 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2015 A three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


It started as an off-­hours hobby, but when Biying and Matt (Co-Founders of Hot Pop Factory) began 3D printing and distributing a retail product right out of their home, their understanding of traditional manufacturing processes was completely altered. One year, several TV interviews, and a few art installations later, they had both quit architecture jobs to start their own design and fabrication workshop.

Come check out thir talk and learn everything you didn’t want to know about computational design and digital manufacturing processes like 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining. These are the tools that will revolutionize the way physical products will be designed and made over the next 10 years.


To show the fun and sometimes messy process in creating physical products with digital tools and to inspire young entrepreneurs with the true story of a successful business.

Target Audience

This talk is for anyone who wants to learn a little about design, digital manufacturing, and starting a business in the 2010s.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. ­What is Hot Pop Factory?
  2. What the heck is digital fabrication?
  3. ­What is mass customization, and why should I care?
  4. What types of design and manufacturing tools will be used to make physical products in the next 10 years?
  5. ­How does anyone start a cutting-­edge business these days?