Makers Central 2019

Makers Central promised to be *THE* event for the Maker Community! Bringing together thousands of makers from around the world including crafters, inventors, artists, and hobbyists to share and celebrate their enthusiasm for all things creative…and the show certainly didn’t disappoint!

Makers Central ran across two days from 11th - 12th May 2019 at the NEC arena in Birmingham UK. This was the second annual event which bought the YouTube Maker community together from around the world. Amongst the YouTubers who presented at this year’s event were; Britain's own mad inventor Colin Furze, Jimmy Diresta, Bobby Duke, Laura Kampf, James Bruton and many more.

We were thrilled to be the main stage sponsors for this year’s event following a hugely successful show last year. In comparison this year’s event saw more than 9,000 people attend across the two days compared with 6,500 attendees last year.

On our stand we showcased the capabilities of our software with live demonstrations on the stand both days, as well as a live Q&A session from Jimmy DiResta. The audience had the opportunity to meet Jimmy and ask their questions to find out how he makes money from using a CNC.

With more than 250 exhibitors Makers Central covered almost every type of craft including; wood turning, forging and other types of metal work, CNC, fabric crafts, 3D printing, furniture making, ice sculpting and pretty much everything else. Amongst the other companies representing CNC were our partners HPC Lasers, 3D-Tek, Robosavvy, Ooznest, Sagetech and Trend.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the organisers of the event who did an amazing job! Whether the show will run again next year is still unknown, but we will keep our fingers crossed.

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