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Women in Hardware Panel: Prototyping Best Practices [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting Women in Hardware at our space for an inspiring panel on prototyping best practices. Women in Hardware is a fantastic organization that aims to connect the female founders, engineers, investors, manufacturers, and marketers who are building the future of connected hardware. Women in Hardware is comprised […]

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People Are Not Things: How to Build Healthy Culture

Growing up, books and the people they contained were the most important thing in my life. The characters I read about dramatically influenced my personal philosophy, whether it was the compassion of Jean Valjean or the fierce protectiveness of Jo March. One of my favorite series is the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett, which introduced […]

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ChickTech Workshop at Fictiv Teaches STEM Skills to Girls

This past Saturday afternoon, the Fictiv team hosted a group of 20 high school girls to teach them about prototyping and manufacturing. The girls were part of ChickTech, a nonprofit program for high school girls that creates engaging hands-on engineering workshops, in partnership with startups and big technology companies. Groups like ChickTech are doing incredible […]

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5 Rules to Help You Run Better Meetings

Ineffective meetings are a major time-suck.  People straggle in late, not exactly knowing what the purpose of the meeting is. A quick review turns into a length discussion.. which turns into a debate, which ends in no-one-really-knowing-what-the-point-of-the-meeting-was-or-what-to-do-next. Sound familiar? When run properly, meetings can provide clarity, alignment, and keep projects on schedule. Thankfully, we had […]

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The DACI Framework: A Tool for Better Decision Making

We had the pleasure of welcoming accomplished and exceptional leader Kate Purmal to Fictiv to lead us in a workshop on teamwork. Kate launched her career as a member of the founding management team at Palm and has since worked in CEO, CFO, and COO roles at multiple startups and as a strategic consultant for Hewlett-Packard, […]

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Best Posts of 2015

Hellooo 2016! Is it seriously February already? Well, in the spirit of nostalgia, we’re takin’ a drive down memory lane, looking back at our most popular posts from 2015. 1.  Ultimate Guide to Surface Finishing 3D Printed Parts First up: our popular Ultimate Guide to Surface Finishing 3D Printed Parts. The guide covers different finishing […]

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Fictiv Year in Review & What’s Ahead

A Look Back at 2015 This has been a year of incredible growth here at Fictiv, one we’re proud to share with all of you. In the past year, we’ve printed over 10,000 parts, continued to build out the platform, written a ton of content, and so much more — none of which could have […]

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Introducing: The Fictiv Blog

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our blog — the Fictiv-official source for hardware trends, hacks, lessons, opinions, and more. At Fictiv, we’re democratizing hardware development by providing Engineers and Designers with the tools required to build better products. This blog is an integral part of that mission, and will serve to share the […]

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Fictiv and Moddler Partner to Democratize Hardware Development

For as long as we can remember, we’ve been fascinated by the way things are made. Since childhood, we have been tinkering with toys and electronic gadgets, taking them apart so we could understand them and learn how to create those same items ourselves. Along the way, one of the things we learned was the […]

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How to Use Fictiv’s New Uploader

We have a brand new uploader and it’s going to make your life a lot easier — promise. Now, you can upload your files just once and get unlimited quotes for all variations of materials, colors, and production speeds. To help you get started, here’s a step-by-step guide on how the process works: Step 1: […]