TJ McCue

TJ McCue



3D Printing

Electronic Gadgets

Cloud Applications

Consumer Technology


  • More than 25 years working with technology in a variety of roles.
  • Helped organize first Maker Faire in Washington state.
  • Completed 48-state journey reporting on 3D technology's trends and effects.


TJ McCue is a former writer for, contributing 30 articles during his one year with the site. As a professional writer, he focuses on marketing, technology, 3D printing, gadgets, and the cloud. As a managing partner of Refine Digital, he specializes in content strategy and production, building brand awareness, sales, and marketing programs. His writing has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Backpacker, Sports Afield, Small Business Trends, Forbes, Make and other outlets.

With more than 25 years working with technology companies and their products as a beta tester, analyst, and researcher/writer, TJ has long been involved with hardware and software on a variety of levels. 

His interest in 3D printing led him to join the team that organized the first Maker Faire in Washington state. Building from this experience, he began writing for major publications about 3D printing.

In 2014, he completed a 48-state journey in an RV he dubbed 3DRV, studying and reporting on what people and companies are doing with 3D technology and the changes that the technology is bringing about. He conducted in-depth conversations with thought leaders in companies such as GE, Ford, Smithsonian, and NASA, as well as with individual artisans.


TJ holds a bachelor of arts degree in professional writing and a master's degree in communications/marketing.

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