Sculpt CAD / Med CAD - Tenant Story #1 of a Series

There is so much history to Hickory Street Annex, history that truly makes this place special and unique. To most of the general public we are known as a wedding venue, having attended a wedding or two. Yes, we have weddings and parties here from time to time but there is so much more to the story.  We have so much history that we could discuss, but why not think about all the awesome things that happen in our small community daily. We are starting a monthly post spotlighting our tenants and what they do, and why they were drawn to Hickory Street Annex.

We thought what better tenant to start this blog about than our newest tenant Sculpt CAD / Med CAD. We recently spent a little time getting to know some of our new friends and learning about what they are up to.  Sculpt CAD was developed in 2002 by Nancy Hairston, who had worked for a company that invented the software that they currently use in their 3D scanning, sculpting, and printing in conjunction with traditional CAD. The company can produce anything from a common water bottle to a life saving medical product. Nancy can tell you all kinds of stories of some interesting things they have printed. I will leave that up to your imagination for now!

Her first big customer was Williams Sonoma and she worked with them developing sculpted bundt cake pans. Like the one pictured above.  By using 3D printing rather than sculpting, the bundt cake pan is much more precise and designed to be the correct size for recipes.

Her first big customer was Williams Sonoma and she worked with them developing sculpted bundt cake pans. Like the one pictured above.  By using 3D printing rather than sculpting, the bundt cake pan is much more precise and designed to be the correct size for recipes.

In 2005 doctors started to realize the potential of the technology and were approaching the company to produce models to help with oral surgery, facial implants and even cranial reconstruction surgery. This is where the development of Med CAD comes into the picture. In 2010, Med CAD received FDA approval and now they are producing products that help save lives all around the world. 

Pictured above is a 3D printed skull replica which will serve as a surgical tool to measure the precise cutting for a procedure to be done on a young child. 

Pictured above is a 3D printed skull replica which will serve as a surgical tool to measure the precise cutting for a procedure to be done on a young child. 

Nancy was drawn to the Annex out of desperation of needing to find a new office space. But when she stumbled upon our community she knew this was exactly where she wanted and needed to be.

Believe it or not 3D printing has been around since the 80’s but there is a big future in store for 3D printing, the company foresees that one day 3D printers being a common household item, also 3D printing will one day aid in creating less waste buy making specialty molds that will streamline the manufacturing process for many items. There isn’t another company like them especially one that specializes in both the art and sculpture side of things as well as the medical side. Sculpt CAD is truly a unique company and we are grateful that they have chosen to make Hickory Street Annex their home. 

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Thank you Nancy, Nick and Raul for taking the time out of your busy day to share your company with us!

For more information please visit the Sculpt CAD and Med CAD websites below.

http://www.sculptcad.com

http://www.medcad.net