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SessionOctober 28th, 2021|11:00 PM UTC

Pro Tips for Workstation Setup & Fixtures

Bringing Shaper experts to you, live from Shaper HQ! Tune in for in-depth tutorials, walk-throughs, demos, live Q&A, and awesome giveaways!

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Pro Tips for Workstation Setup & Fixtures

Jake covers advanced tips for getting the most out of your Shaper Workstation.

October 28, 2021

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We'll be discussing how to create templates and fixtures with Origin and Workstation. If you've ever wondered how to convert a design into a template, don't miss this Session!

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Meet the Hosts

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Jake

Jake is a Senior Applications Specialist at Shaper and is fast becoming one of the most experienced Origin users in the world. Outside of Shaper, Jake is an artist and an avid wood turner.

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Sam was raised on a farm in rural New Zealand and trained as an architect. He’s previously worked as a technical director in the film and advertising industry and now works at Shaper Tools as a product futurist. When not in the Shaper workshop, he can usually be found working in his home shop.

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Russ is a designer and engineer who uses the latest manufacturing technology to bring humanity to our manufactured world, from generative organic shapes to customizable parametric designs. He began working at Shaper Tools in 2021.

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Shawn

Shawn is the Product Lead for Origin. He came to Shaper via the worlds of movie magic and consumer electronics in 2017. His favorite thing is to use Origin to bring an idea to life in less than an hour.

Testimonials

I just want to give you guys HUGE KUDOS for the Shaper Sessions series and the amount of other videos available. They have been tremendously helpful to me as I learn to use my SO. Love this tool and I learn how to incorporate it into my design and work more and more each day. Thanks again!

Hud Peters

As a Shaper owner, I wanted to thank you for the Shaper Sessions—I have found them very useful and inspirational for how to use Origin.  I’m typically not able to watch them live, but have gone back and viewed almost all of them later on.

Adam Woodbury

Another interesting presentation form the Shaper team and their guest! These sessions are great for introducing new ideas to people like myself who would never have thought of this type of application. Thanks!

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