We're on a mission to make the 3D printing industry reflective of the world in which it operates.

Manifesto for the underrepresented in additive manufacturing 

Who we are

Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP) is a movement of individuals from all over the globe, from diverse backgrounds, gender identities, and socioeconomic statuses, who have come together to have a stronger voice in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. We are driving beyond our organizational foundations in gender parity to create, support, and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive – and thus more innovative – workforce. We work to ensure no one feels excluded while working in, learning about, or being inspired by this world-changing technology.

Our principles

We support and welcome everyone, no matter their gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic background, disability, or sexual orientation.

We are respectful of everyone’s opinion, including those that contradict our own. 

We celebrate diversity in all its forms, inherent and chosen alike.

We recognize that women’s rights are human rights.

We condemn oppression in all its forms and will always call it out when encountered. 

We understand that you are a whole person and that there is more to you than your professional business card.

We allow and promote a safe space for all.

Our beliefs 

Innovation is only possible when decision-making rooms represent the world in which they operate. 

Agreeing to disagree with and to be challenged by our peers is a privilege everyone should welcome. This is how we grow and strengthen our understanding and our industry. 

No one should feel isolated, ashamed, or unwelcomed as a member of the additive manufacturing industry.

Individuality is welcomed, and does not impede our ability to do our work.

There is power in the number of people who act for more diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Everyone in additive manufacturing and 3D printing is a badass!

Our goals 

Goal #1: Create a safe space for all 

Drive respect for each others’ told and untold stories 

Drive respect for each others’ experience and background 

Enable personal and professional development, mentorship, and support

Goal #2: Strengthen the presence of underrepresented groups in leadership positions and engineering roles

Promote underrepresented groups in leadership position through role modeling, mentorship, and community-driven support

Positively reinforce the AM industry by hosting workforce development conversations 

Understand the metrics of the workforce by capturing diversity data to intentionally move the needle on representation

Goal #3: Generate and celebrate innovation and opportunities for all

Create opportunities for the AM industry through a public job board and professional networking

Celebrate successes and highlight role models, such as through interviews, blogs, panels, and other storytelling

Connect changemakers through platforms including social media, virtual conversation, virtual and in-person conferences and events

Goal #4: Inspire students and additive manufacturing outsiders

Break down gatekeeping through open invitations and reduce barriers to workforce entry by providing connections and opportunities to learn, train, and engage

Continue NextGen Mentorship Program to connect students and early-career professionals with experienced mentors

Promote DEI principles through accessible toolkits, articles, and resources specific to the AM workforce

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