3-D Innovation Lab opens in Asheville

(Mountain XPress) On Nov. 20, Mojo Coworking, in partnership with The Van Winkle Law Firm, unveiled the 3D Innovation Lab at Mojo’s facility at 60 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville. Available to the public for a small fee to cover the cost of materials, the new facility features a pair of 3-D printers and a computer station with design software. It’s the first public 3-D lab in Western North Carolina, and while the sponsoring businesses don’t expect the lab itself to be profitable, they’re hoping it will become a hub of creative economic activity that might yield them some indirect benefits. “It’s really disruptive technology. …. just like the Internet was 20 years ago,” says Brian Johnson, a patent and trademark attorney at Van Winkle. “The world is different when we disrupt the normal sequence of how we use information. And this is what we’re doing now: We’re disrupting the design sequence.”

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