ENTREPRENEURS FORGING ENTREPRENEURS AT THE FORGE GREENSBORO

 CHARLES WOMACK  June 1, 2017 (Greensboro, NC) — Chris Padgett, owner and founder of 3D printer manufacturer, Fusion3, donated their latest model printer, the F400, to local community makerspace, Forge Greensboro, to be used by budding entrepreneurs, inventors, and students. On June 2, Forge Greensboro will be hosting a 3D printing Maker Meetup in celebration of Fusion3’s generous contribution. There … Read More

“I HAVE TROUBLE SAYING NO TO COOL THINGS.”

Published December 1, 2015 JOE ROTONDI, 30, CREATIVITY CATALYST Joe Rotondi stumbled upon a group of makers – inventors, creators, tinkerers – at Geeksboro coffee shop. They were brainstorming ways to open their own makerspace, a space where people can come together to create, invent and learn. He knew he had to be a part of that. Now Joe’s the maestro of The Forge, … Read More

“BEING ABLE TO THINK OF SOMETHING, DESIGN IT, AND THEN HOLD IT IN YOUR HAND IS AN INCREDIBLE FEELING.”

Published November 2, 2016 CHRIS PADGETT, 28, ENTREPRENEUR & INVENTOR It may be cliché, but successful businesses often start out in someone’s garage. It’s said that Amazon, Apple, Disney, Google, Harley Davidson and Nike all started in a garage before becoming household names. Could Fusion 3 be the next name to add to that impressive list? Maybe. As a student at N.C. State, … Read More

“WE MOVED TO GREENSBORO BECAUSE OF THE FORGE.”

Published January 25, 2017 SAM ROUSE, 24, FURNITURE MAKER The Triad is filled with furniture companies, but not many can boast of having graduated from the prestigious Chippendale International School of Furniture in Scotland. Sam Rouse can. “I’ve always loved making things with my hands. I really feel that I was created to make things with my hands. It’s a sense of … Read More