A Fond Farewell to Steve Schain

A Fond Farewell to Steve Schain

Steve had his last official day yesterday at 4D, so we’re taking a moment to celebrate all his hard work and wish him a fond farewell. While we’re sad to see him go, we’re excited to see where his next adventure takes him.

For now, Steve is headed back into the 3D printing world, where he’ll take on the role of CEO at Spectra3D Technologies. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it was the 3D printing arm of Spectralight Images – the company 4D acquired 5 years ago, bringing us several of our current team members and resulting in many of the in-house production and publishing capabilities we have today.

Despite his long-standing passion for 3D printing, Steve didn’t make this decision lightly. “I’ve been working with 4D for 10 years now, and everyone has become a family to me,” he shared. “Leaving a family, that’s the most difficult part. But everybody has been so encouraging.”

Steve is eager to take the reigns of the company and expand its role in the investment casting industry through equity crowdfunding. Their primary focus will be making 3D printed molds of parts – both big and small – that companies can cast into iron or titanium. But he doesn’t plan to stop there.


“I hope to work with 4D again in the future,” Steve remarked. “Through Staccato, we could teach people about the investment casting process and show them what better casting can do for their business.”

Steve – Thank you for your dedication, kindness, inspiration, and loads of movie trivia. We wish you the best of luck and continued success wherever you may find yourself.


A Little Labor Day Trivia

A Little Labor Day Trivia


Labor Day weekend is almost here! And, while it’s hard to say goodbye to summer – and summer Fridays – I’m sure you’re all looking forward to some well-deserved time off.

Whether you’re heading out for one last summer hurrah, firing up the barbecue, or just relaxing, here’s some holiday trivia you can share with your friends and family.

🤔  After more than 120 years, who originally invented the holiday – the Carpenters or the Machinists – is still being debated.

💼  More than 150 million people currently make up the American workforce, and 14.3 million of those workers belong to unions.

🌭  Labor Day unofficially marks the end of peak hot dog season. Americans typically eat 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

🏈  Professional football historically kicks off after Labor Day weekend. On September 9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Dallas Cowboys in the first game of the 2021 NFL season.

What are your plans for the holiday weekend? Share them in the comments!

Presenting: Your 4D Unproductivity Managers

Presenting: Your 4D Unproductivity Managers

I know all of us have a detailed calendar on social media holidays and all, but just in case you missed it June 25th was National Bring Your Dog to Work Day.

We wanted to take advantage of this year’s holiday with our best 4-legged friends who have been keeping us company all year long while we work from home.

They deserve some recognition too, and we know they’ve all been on their best behavior during our meetings, and presentations. Especially Tessa, wink wink!

Give them a little extra love this week and check out some of our 4D Technologies all-stars below!