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Hot Pop Factory

Hot Pop Factory in Toronto Canada

We're Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao. We started Hot Pop Factory to explore the potential of 3D printing to seriously disrupt the way people consume manufactured goods. We immersed ourselves in this new technology and have been exploring ways to make it accessible to a wider audience. Over the past year we have experimented with a Makerbot Replicator and have launched our first collection of 3D printed jewelry last month. We've leveraged our experience in architecture to create a unique take on jewelry that celebrates the personal manufacturing movement and brings a male-dominated field to smart, young and stylish women.

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3D Printing & Mass Customization

BY HOT POP FACTORY
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 22, 2013

Digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing are becoming mainstream. A new movement is emerging where you'll be able to design every object you own, from your kitchen knives to your cell phone. This is the new industrial revolution, a transition from mass-production to mass-customization.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 24, 2013.

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What does our physical space look like in the digital era?

BY HOT POP FACTORY
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

As the digital life is moving faster than our physical life, Biying Mao and her company Hot Pop Factory has started using digital means to disrupt the physical design process. Rather than designing form, they are using computational design to design rules and parameters, similar to computer programming. 

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PAST VOL 31

Toronto @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dec 04, 2014

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PAST VOL 20

Toronto @ Gladstone Hotel
Jan 22, 2013