Karen has studied biomaterials for almost 10 years during both her undergraduate career at MIT and graduate work at Stanford. She currently works at Aether, a 3D bioprinting startup, developing biomaterials for printing cells into living tissues for applications from drug development to full-organ printing. Karen, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I became interested in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in high school, which led […]
Kristel Van den Bergh is a creative intrapreneur with a deep passion for people and technology. Throughout her career, she has led various new product launches in Europe, China, and Northern Africa. Today, she is Innovation Manager at Materialise where she focuses on enabling new applications of 3D Printing through open innovation projects. In her free time, Kristel speaks about the potential of the human mind, connecting the dots with innovation and personal transformation. She is currently Steering Committee Member […]
Growing up in the Pacific NW part-time on a farm and highly involved in Girl Scouts, environmental and community stewardship became embedded values at a young age. In high school, Sarah O’Sell became interested in technology and art, and achieved international success in business through DECA. Traveling for business competitions and interviewing industry experts brought to her attention the challenges our linear systems face for achieving sustainability goals, as well as the power of design to influence decisions. Sarah leveraged […]
Christina Perla is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Brooklyn-based 3D Printing company Makelab, known for producing high quality, affordable and fast 3D prints in just 4 easy steps. As a driven industrial designer and entrepreneur, the Pratt University Institute is passionate about seeing a concept turn into reality by bringing a model from screen to an object you can hold in your hand. At just 26 years old, Christina has already produced 3D prototypes for a breadth of big names […]
Nicole Wake, a PhD candidate in biomedical imaging at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at NYU School of Medicine, is investigating the intersection of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3D printing, and medical practice. She has coupled MRI data with a range of 3D printing technologies to create individualized anatomically precise cancer models for pre-operative planning. She is using these models to guide clinical care and is investigating the impact that these models can make in pre-surgical planning and […]
Named as one of the “25 Forward Thinkers Defining the Future of Fashion”, Sylvia Heisel is a fashion designer and creative director working with new materials, manufacturing and physical computing for apparel. An expert in 3D printing, functional fashion, and design for smart wearables she is currently developing a work-flow and manufacturing system for 3D printed apparel. Sylvia, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? My background is […]
Proud to be part of the maker movement, Tatiana Reinhard is a jack-at-all-trades : Project Manager and Fabmanager at le FabShop in France, she also provides professional training to businesses going into 3D printing. Co-author of “Design for 3D printing”, translated and distributed overseas by Make, she herself described as a “designerd”. Now prototypist at Rythm, she used her experience to develop the Dreem product, a connected headband improving sleep. Tatiana, could you let us know about your background and […]
Selin Olmsted discovered her passion for art and design at a young age while growing up in Istanbul, Turkey. She was continually influenced by the diverse textures around her such as the metropolitan cityscapes and the style of people living in Istanbul. This, with her love of fashion, brought her to NYC to study at The Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating from F.I.T.’s Fashion Design BFA program, Selin designed menswear for 10 years. While in the menswear field, Selin […]
Sarah Goehrke has been covering the 3D Printing industry since 2014, in a leadership position since 2015, and loves the opportunity to gain first-hand looks and inside knowledge through traveling to events and sites. As the Editor-in-Chief of 3DPrint.com, Sarah helms content operations, overseeing full-time and freelance writers, heading social media efforts, and encouraging unique content creation. No matter for how long you’ve been in the industry, Sarah’s name is probably familiar to you, and she knows about you and your […]
Passionate about human interactions, Anouk started her career in human resources. After discovering 3D printing through her husband, founder of Dagoma, Anouk saw an opportunity to reconcile her professional life with her creativity. After experiencing 3D design and printing, she forges the conviction that families are at the dawn of a new revolution. A revolution that allow families to do some saving, while producing at home through an educational tool: the 3D printer. Passionate about nature and hiking, she is […]
Monica Smith moved from the US to Germany to work as an Application Development Consultant for EOS. Even though she travels a lot for her job, she is now based in Munich and specialized in applied process consulting. Her job consists of helping customers achieve serial production in Additive Manufacturing with their application. As she said, the Additive Manufacturing environment is so fast-paced, they are constantly learning and pushing the possibilities of 3D Printing. Could you let us know about […]
Our Chinese readership might have met with Naomi Wu at tradeshows and maker fairs in Shenzhen, others might have stumbled upon her eye-catching character, SexyCyborg, on YouTube or Twitter. Even if you don’t know her, Women in 3D Printing is very proud of this interview with the self-proclaimed “Mainland China’s only female Maker hobbyist”, Naomi Wu. Could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I was born, raised and […]
Virginia Estrada is a lifelong artist and sculptor, with an extra passion for hand-carving alabaster, wood, and metal. She has designed women’s fashion and jewelry collections, interior designs and home decor products. Her photographs have been displayed as on-air set design at CNN and in private collections. We were thrilled to have her as one of our guests during last May’s #3DTalk Talk: 3D Printing & Design panel, in New York City. Virginia, could you let us know about your background and what brought […]
Lizz (Hill) Wiker grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she spent her days learning, crafting, designing and making. Her long time love of textiles and sewing led her to New York where she pursued an education in Textile Development and Marketing and Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Two years after graduating, Lizz landed her dream job as a hardware developer at Coach Inc and spent several years developing hardware, traveling overseas to work with hardware suppliers and ultimately trained herself in […]
After studying product & furniture design in London, Alice went to work in Paris for two great designers – Andrée Putman and Pascal Mourgue – on many projects for the home & luxury industry. These major opportunities gave her the freedom to create “Alice Etcaetera” in 2010 – a sustainable design studio – while collaborating on a broad diversity of projects: craft & industrial, contemporary & traditional, on various scales. Very curious about manufacturing techniques by nature, Alice […]
Dr. Tracy Albers is the President and CTO of Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing LLC, (rp+m) a technology company focused on the production applications of additive manufacturing in the aerospace, automotive, energy and consumer markets. Dr. Albers oversees the development and execution of rp+m’s sustainable growth strategies, which focuses on new and unique innovations in the additive manufacturing of metals, semi-metals, ceramics and polymers. Dr. Albers has nearly a decade of experience in the manufacturing industry as Director of Research and […]
Leona Hu Hudelson is the Founder of Airgora, a community, and marketplace for discovering exceptional physical product designs. Previously, she led the web experience design effort for Autodesk’s high profile design/manufacturing products Fusion 360, A360 and Pier 9 Workshops. She has designed software products and branding for companies including Apple, SAP Labs, Google, Matter, and LUNAR. Her work has won the Red Dot Design Award and has been featured in Smashing Magazine, TechCrunch and Design Made in Germany. Leona is […]
Monica Sokolowski studied medical imaging, managed dental imaging centers and thought out-loud about the challenges of finding eyeglasses that fit each unique face perfectly. Her current project in Custom 3D printed eyewear was born from her background in dental surgical guides and a desire to wear glasses that fit. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada Monica, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I’m a medical radiation […]
Amy Karle uses the mind, body, science, and technology to create art. Working across a variety of platforms she engages questions about what it means to be human by creating projects on, around, or about the body; it is the subject and the medium. She creates sculptures, garments/wearables, and performance using physiology, consciousness, and technology to create representations of our internal states so that we may study the mind and body and even learn to reprogram it. She often uses […]
Chelsea Cummings is an Additive Manufacturing Engineer focused on new product introduction of metal 3D printed aerospace parts at Arconic, in Austin, Texas. Chelsea grew up in a household of design and analytics, with an artist and a research analyst as parents. Having a lifelong love for math, science and creative thinking, she earned her engineering degree from Arizona State University. After a few years of aerospace manufacturing experience that led her to 3D Printing, she has been able to […]
Priscila Melo is a 27-years-old biomedical engineer. Originally from the Azores (Portugal), she moves to the Newcastle University (UK) for her PhD which focuses on the processing of bone implants for load bearing applications using additive manufacturing techniques. Priscila, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I am a Biomedical Engineer specialized in biomaterials and medical devices. I did both my bachelor and master degree in Portugal. Since […]
Sarah Goldberg wears many hats: from artistic director to artistic lead for several Parisian locations, she founded in 2005 the French organization “Le Candiraton” (an organization promoting independent cultures). With this organization, she produced 4 festivals and 23 exhibits all over Europe. In 2099, she created “‘Be My Toys”, as the first Art Toys festival in France. This is where she first introduces the use of 3D Printing to manufacture Art Toys. in 2013, she co-founded the first FabLab/ArtLab specialized […]
Annalisa Capurro is an interior designer and a design educator at the prestigious Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, Australia. She is also an architectural/design historian, architectural photographer, writer and speaker with more than 25 years experience working in the sectors of commercial, residential, hospitality, textile, furniture and design education in Australia and abroad. Annalisa has recently taken up an advisory position on the board of the Vancouver-based Print The Future, strongly believing that 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing have the potential […]
With over 13 years of experience at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Dr. Jennifer Fielding has performed hands-on research and program management in diverse fields such as polymer matrix composites, nanomaterials, multi-functional materials and additive manufacturing. Dr. Fielding is currently the Technical Advisor for the Structures, Propulsion and Manufacturing Enterprise Branch, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Fielding launched and managed America Makes, […]
Janie Veltkamp is a trained nurse, raptor biologist, educator and master falconer. She founded and directs the non-profit Birds of Prey Northwest (BOPNW), a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permitted raptor rehabilitation and education facility near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. There, she educates the public about raptor conservation and treats and rehabilitates wild injured birds of prey. This interview will focus on the amazing work Janie did to rescue Beauty the bald eagle, an eagle that had lost its beak to a […]
Avril Stringer is a serial entrepreneur and inventor and one of leading women in 3D Printing in the UK. As such, she wears many hats: co-founder of 3D Print Works with her brother since 1996, and Sales & Marketing Manager at Safeglass (Europe) Limited, selling their patented material for break-glass devices. If you need an example of Avril’s achievements, she helped to develop a new polymer material which mimics glass but does not cause injury when broken. It is used in Breakglass. Before they came […]
Ting Tang, the founder of Elements Lab (Youtube channel available here), manages a Taiwan-based 3D design and printing startup. Elements Lab started as a 3D printing education center and printing service in 2013. In 2015 the business model expanded to include the fabrication of 3D printing jewelry. Having a solid background in the IT industry, Ting tends to implement digital tools to bridge the gap between customized jewelry and demand of the masses. In February 2016, Elements Lab launched their first […]
Mara Hitner, or @3DPGirl for her twitter followers, couldn’t have chosen a better Twitter handle. She wasn’t meant for 3D Printing in the first place though, as she started her career as a Rock singer! Her passion for 3D Printing, as well as her persistence, got her into the industry in 2015, as she joined MatterHackers. Mara, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I was in advertising sales for […]
Jessie likes to think of impossible as [usually] a state of mind. With sheer determination (and lots of coffee) she lives for challenging impossible things. In elementary school, Jessie was fascinated with the universe and also directing her 4 cousins and sister in an elaborate family puppet show production. By high school, she loved physics and anatomy, but couldn’t get enough of set construction and stage management of her high school theater. In college, she was determined to become an […]
Ann Marie is a contemporary designer jeweler & maker, teacher, lecturer, research fellow, founder & CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd. She is passionate about enabling non-CAD using designer makers, 3D artists, creative amateurs, hobbyists to engage with 3D digital making using technologies such as 3D Printing. She is also the author of ‘Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer Makers‘ & Fellow of the RSA. Ann Marie, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D […]
Erin Winick is the founder and CEO of Sci Chic. Erin is a science communicator and a recent mechanical engineering graduate. Sci Chic uses plastic and metal 3D printing to create science and engineering inspired jewelry. Erin, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I have always been a maker at heart. As a kid, I loved making LEGO towers and sewing dresses. When I got into college, […]
Crystal Watley Kigoni is dedicated to the use of information and communications technologies for personal and community development. She began her work in this area in 2007 with the Kenyan subsidiary of Intersat, a leading provider of satellite-based data solutions in Africa offering Internet via Satellite. Later, she founded and directed Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development through Information Empowerment that has implemented small innovative projects in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Voices of Africa worked in many of the low-income […]
Annalisa Chiappone is a Material Engineer, Ph.D. in Materials Science from Politecnico di Torino; her doctorate, in collaboration with the “Centre Technique du Papier” in Grenoble, was focused on lingo-cellulosic materials for the development of reinforced polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries applications. In 2012 Annalisa moved to the Italian Institute of Technology(IIT), Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, as a post-doc researcher Until 2015 her research activity was mainly focused on polymeric materials and composites for energy or electronic applications, exploiting the […]
Kristina Shea is Professor for Engineering Design and Computing in Mechanical and Processing Engineering at ETH Zürich. Her research focuses on developing cutting-edge computational models, methods, and tools that enable the design of more novel and optimized engineered systems and products as well as to automate design and fabrication processes. Currently, the focus is on methods for 3D and 4D printing as well as computational design synthesis. Kristina, could you let us know about your background the work you are doing? […]
Jennifer Killingback has over 20 years of experience in HR, Recruiting and Staffing. She currently works with Alexander Daniels Global as their Principal in North America specifically to the Additive Manufacturing industry. For the past two years, she has been directly involved in the world of 3D printing in both HR Management and Recruitment. Jennifer, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? My background has been largely in […]
Johanna Schwartz is graduate student in chemistry who has a BA in chemistry and biology. She worked on various research projects, from synthesizing more efficient hydrogen fuel cell polymers, improving the synthesis and purity of cuprous oxide, and even identifying and characterizing thin phytoplankton layers in the Sargasso Sea. For her Bachelor’s thesis research, she worked with Dr. David Myers at Simon’s Rock, focusing on natural product synthesis. Specifically the research focused on the synthesis and biological testing of antibiotically and antifungally active […]
Anna, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D scanning and printing in the first place? I’m a diplomat by trade. For years I’ve worked at various international and domestic non-profits. My last job brought me to Moscow where I met a group of loveable nerds who happened to be creating a 3D start-up called Artec. Because of my native English, they asked me to write a few letters to some potential distributors around […]
Tracy Hazzard is an Inc. Columnist and the Product Strategist for Hazz Design. She has co-designed and developed 250+ consumer products! She works with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living and Herman Miller and retailers like Costco and Target. She holds over 37 utility and design patents. For 25 years, Tracy has been pushing businesses to rethink their product lines as a strategy to design in success and increase revenues. A proponent of intentional innovation as a competitive advantage and asset-builder, Tracy […]
Leslie Frost manages Arcam’s marketing efforts globally for the EBM business along with AP&C’s powder business and DTI’s orthopedic contract manufacturing business since April 2016. Leslie has been working in the 3D world starting with Dassault Systemes SolidsWorks Corp. since 2008. Her experience with 3D printing started with the 3D CAD world and moved to 3D printing for plastics with the Polyjet technology. When Objet and Stratasys merged she played a critical role in managing the marketing efforts to promote […]
Dana McCallum has a history in manufacturing, beginning her career in injection molding and 3D printing. You may know her as the Head of Production Partnerships at Carbon, or as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). She is also an active member of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) and is the Director for WiM’s California chapter. She definitely is one woman shaping today and tomorrow’s manufacturing. Dana, could you let us know about your […]
Maker from the age of 4, Suz Somersall has explored many mediums until she finally found her true passion in 3D modeling and 3D printing. After studying art and design as an undergraduate at Brown University she went on to study and teach at The Rhode Island School of Design – where she first was introduced to the world of 3D printing. Her latest startup – KiraKira3D – teaches kids about 3D printing through online art and design classes. Suz, […]
Uyen, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I’m a trained librarian. I’ve worked in libraries my entire life. I first learned about 3d printing in 2013 when I heard that our library was getting two 3d printers. I didn’t know anything about 3d printer at the time, but always loved technologies so I offered to help. Next thing I know, I ended up running the makerspace at […]
Lucy Beard is a former mathematician and actuary who grew to love customers more than numbers during her years working as an executive in Silicon Valley. She experienced her entrepreneurial epiphany one day while she was shoe shopping and realized she could customize her coffee order, but when it came to buying shoes she was stuck with the same ten size options. She founded Feetz to reply to this shoe customer issue we all have. Lucy, could you let us […]
Laura Hockaday Kang attended Cornell University in the Biomedical Engineering Department. During that time she was awarded a GAANN fellowship, a Morgan fellowship, and graduate research NSF fellowship. She became a research assistant in Jonathan Butcher’s Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory in 2008, and joined the heart valve bioprinting project. Laura is presently working as a postdoc in Germany at the University of Muenster/UKM, in the Institute of Cell Dynamics and Imaging. Laura, could you detail your first experience with 3D […]
Paulene Siew is the the Operation Director for Singapore-based start-up 3D Printing Studios. We asked her about her background, thoughts about the A.M industry and how she handles being a woman in a man’s world. Paulene, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? After graduating with a Master’s degree in IT from Queensland University of Technology, I worked for a Fortune 100 global business software giant for 10 […]
Maria Elizete Kunkel is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics) at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil. She also coordinates research projects in Assistive Technology fields at the Federal University of Sao Paulo UNIFESP and the Federal University of ABC UFABC. She studied Physics, Science Journalism and Biomechanics in both Brazil and Germany. She is building Mao3D, a platform dedicated to 3D Printing prosthetics for Brazilians. Maria, could you let us know about your background and what brought […]
Evy Wilkins is the VP of Marketing at UNYQ, a company delivering personalized non-invasive orthopedic devices that improve quality of life and celebrate the user fashionably. UNYQ has built a platform for the digitalization, additive manufacturing and instrumentation of prosthetics and orthotics. Evy is a strategic and creative marketer with a passion for turning ideas into reality.
Stefani Pellinen-Chavez is a co-founder and the Chief Operations Officer of Ivaldi Group. Her expertise lies in identifying new opportunities and systems to generate higher efficiency and better customer experiences, and in refining existing systems to generate improved outcomes. A practicing attorney with experience as both CFO, in-house counsel and COO for a variety of startups, Stefani’s most recent role was as co-founder and Chief Operations Officer for Type A Machines, a provider of additive manufacturing equipment and services.
Irene Presti is the woman behind almost all of the current Latin America’s initiatives in 3D Printing. She co-founded Like3D, a platform that provides design to 3d print solutions, but she also initiated and presides the Argentinian Association of 3D Printing and puts together the 3D Fashion Day every year. She also works on multiple other local events and dreams of exporting those events on a more international scale.
Stephania went from studying all about the fashion industry to Tech, through IOT and wearable technology. Her creations combine mystery and fantasy and she always has in mind to make the viewer believe they live in a different world. She is currently working at Ryerson University’s Digital Media Experience Lab (DME) teaching and assisting Undergraduate and Graduate students with 3D Printing and Wearable Technology projects. Stephania, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into […]
Sophie, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I trained as a photographer, but around 2003, after finishing my undergrad studies at Goldsmiths in London, I became somewhat frustrated with the limitations of photography. I was also becoming intrigued by 3D modeling, and so I enrolled in a Graduate Certificate program in Spatial Information Architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne. This was an interdisciplinary program, set up for […]
Raja has the real entrepreneur mind-set. She has started an advisory and investment company, is board advisory member for 3 others, and invested in 7 others, in addition to being the CCO for ShareMy3D… We asked her how she does it all.
If you are in the Additive Manufacturing industry, you probably already know Marney as the Business Manager for Fabbaloo. Fabbaloo is one of the oldest 3D Printing blog. We, at Women in 3D Printing, are thrilled to count them as one of our early partners. It is with great pleasure that we are sharing Marney’s story here.
Rachel leads the research into 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing at IDTechEx, including writing market research reports, interviewing key players, consulting, curating conferences, and speaking at events around the world. She has a BA in Natural Sciences and first-class MSci in Materials Science and Metallurgy from Cambridge University. She has worked at the Cambridge University Engineering Department, the University of Goettingen, and the University of Technology in Hamburg.
June Grant founded blink!LAB architecture as an integrated design, research and fabrication practice committed to the craft of buildings and solving real world problems. Their work is informed by the exploration of digital fabrication technologies. Those who attended this Saturday’s Girls’ Festival in Fort Mason saw the results of what June is able to put together, through her Geometry Pavillon installation.
SF Moto, a Bay Area local motorcycle store, and You3Dit, a 3D design platform, teamed up to bring the SFmototype Challenge. We talked to Nancy Garcia von Kriegenbergh and Lori Chen, two of the main actors in this project.
Carrie Motamedi is an evangelist for STEAM education and women in technology and business. She has a 15+ years experience in technology marketing and communication. She currently is on the Leadership Council for WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival taking place October 15, 2016 at Fort Mason in San Francisco; A member of Alternatives in Action 20th Anniversary Committee, and Publicist for “A Revolution in Four Seasons” premiering in the US at the Margaret Mead Festival in New York on October 13, 2016. […]
Emily Coker is a multipotentialite who is passionate about empowering herself and others through hands-on learning and making. She used her competencies and skills at TechShop and Maker Media. She is now working and prototyping special projects in the Google X lab. No… we are not jealous!
Lyndsey is the co-founder of Reflow, which converts recyclable plastic into 3D print filaments using open source technology. She is explaining here how Reflow met all three of her perfect job requirements: technology, sustainability and social good.
Cathy Lewis was the Chief Marketing Officer for 3D Systems from 2009 to mid 2016. Before that, she used to be the CEO for Desktop Factory from 2006 to 2009, placing her as one of the pioneer in the 3D Printing industry as we know it today. I believe we can even say that more than a pioneer, her role as C.M.O at 3D Systems placed her as one of the most influential person in the industry over the last 10 years.
Lisa is the CEO of Scansite, a provider of 3D scanning, 3D inspection, and reverse engineering services, located in the Bay Area. She also is one of our panelist during tomorrow’s #3DTalk Panel – Modeling and Scanning. She is sharing here some of her 26+ years of experience in the 3D industry!
Something really exciting is happening right now in the 3D printing industry. It’s called the Within Reach Design Challenge (#WithinReach3DP Challenge on social media). It is a collaboration between open source prosthetic design organization enablingthefuture.org, 3D printing retailer and developers of MatterControl MatterHackers, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker and 3D design marketplace Pinshape.
Juliana Martinelli is the founder and CEO of InovaHouse3D, a Brazil-based startup that is willing to disrupt traditional house manufacturing thanks to 3D printing. Juliana is a young, innovative and passionate woman who truly tries to change the world.
Katherine is an innovator, a mother, a maker, an entrepreneur. She built a live-streaming 3D printing platform, MyMultiExtruder, on which she shares her 3D printing experiences. Just as we were all beginners at some time, Katherine experienced failed prints and frustration. This is what she is interested in documenting through her platform. This is the “wisdom of failure” in (3D) action.
Holly is the co-founder and CEO of Stratonics. She is an engineer but also knows all about business and operations. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about her experience, thoughts about the industry and her business. She has some really good points regarding the reality of the Additive Manufacturing industry.
I am thrilled to announce Women in 3D Printing is collaborating with Cyant to offer a series of disruptive, educational and industry-focused events to start in September 2016 and to be hosted on a monthly basis, in the Bay Area. Below is the program for the #3DTalks from Sept. to Dec. 2016: September 2016: #3DTalk Panel- 3D scanning & 3D modeling. October 2016: #3DTalk: 3D Printing Basics – 3D Printing Technology overview with guest speaker Jessica Hedstrom November 2016: #3DTalk: 3D […]
Cecile is the co-founder of Printr, a Netherlands-based startup that is willing to disrupt the 3D printing industry by making the technology easy and accessible for everyone. In 2015 the company was selected as one of the 50 most promising startups in the world by the Kairos Society.
Annallisa Nicola is the CEO and co-founder of XYZBAG. She is sharing here her vision and experience of the 3D printing industry as a female entrepreneur using the 3D printing technology as a manufacturing tool.
Summer, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing? I’ve always loved combining art and technology, and remember creating ascii pictures in high school with an early PC. The first Macs came out when I was in college. They allowed such amazing freedom to create and experiment with graphics and typography, I decided to major in graphic design to explore this new technology. Being at the intersection of art, design, technology, and business […]
Katrin, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I am from Iceland and live between Reykjavik and Helsinki. I studied industrial design in Paris in the 90s and have in my carrier worked between product, graphic design, illustration and teaching. I came to 3D printing through philosophy, 2D drawing and the ultimate desire to materialize the subjective world and the existential ideas I was exploring. So I can […]
Eva is the co-founder of California-based AirWolf 3D, a 3D printing equipment manufacturer. She is telling us more about her business and what brought her into 3D printing below. We also share her thoughts about the industry and her actions to involve more women in our additive manufacturing industry.
Lauren is the founder of 3DIY. She is also one of the minds behind Lady Tech Guild and builds the education program at Shapeways as their Design Evangelist. I was lucky enough to have a bit of her time this week for our Women in 3D Printing interview! I hope you’ll enjoy reading this article and learning about Lauren as much as I did.
Caitlin Oswald is an Additive Manufacturing Specialist at LAI International – Leading Advanced Innovations. The company is a precision contract manufacturer who has added Additive Manufacturing capability to provide parts to the Aerospace, Defense, Medical, and Energy industries. She gained her aerospace additive manufacturing credentials from her 6 years at Pratt & Whitney where she lead technical and manufacturing readiness level programs for additive manufacturing and was a project manager for various additive development programs. Caitlin has produced 3D printed […]
Mariel, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing? I am a Maker, an entrepreneur, a geek, a DIY and OpenSource lover. My background is quite technical but I have been always looking for mixing technical skills with creativity and out of the box thinking. I was born in Colombia, I studied Industrial Engineering in Bogotá and obtained a scholarship in the last year of my bachelor degree, to finish my career in […]
Prof. Mary Visser, Holder of the Herman Brown Chair teaches sculpture and 3D modeling at Southwestern University. Her artwork has appeared in more than 130 exhibitions around the world including the touring e-Form Cybersculpture exhibition for the 2008 Olympic events in China. Visser received her MFA in sculpture from The Ohio State University and is Vice President of Ars Mathematica, an international organization devoted to promoting digital sculpture. Mary, could you let us know about your background and what brought […]
Bridgette, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing? I am an American figurative sculptor of over 20+ years. With my art and my 3D technology journey, I have created quite a niche for myself. This was rather unintentional, but has proved to be very exciting. I am a fine artist and writer bridging the chasm between fine art and digital technology. It has been so strange to see these two worlds come […]
I believe Elizabeth Rogers is one of those few people who truly follow their dreams of changing the world. Elizabeth is the founder of Kuunda 3D, an organization that aims to kickstart and support the 3D printing ecosystem in Tanzania and other developing countries through education and the distribution of products & services. The primary focus is on inspiring creativity and innovation at a young age by bringing 3D printing and modeling education to schools and offering out-of-school workshops. Elizabeth, could […]
Xiomara Lorenzo is a designer and artist who loves to do beautiful and meaningful work. Her take on the meaning of life as well as on personal growth serves as the inspiration for her line. She uses 3D printing to bring her models to life. Best of all, the pieces are so light that they do not hurt or stretch your earlobes! Xiomara, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing? I am […]
Natalia is an accomplished designer who discovered her passion for jewelry creation only after first leading herself to neuroscience studies. Her particular background in Sciences probably led to her love for technology. As a Maker, 3D printing became a natural response to the technical challenges she faced when creating her pieces. Her jewelry seeks to combine the languages of science and art. Natalia, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing? I studied marketing and […]
On November the 3rd, IBM co-hosted the 360Fashion & Tech “Startup Runway & Innovation Awards” in San Francisco. The speakers were mainly visionary fashion designers who work on integrating technologies within their creations. Sandy Carter is responsible for the IBM Ecosystem and Social Business Evangelism. It was her call to co-host last week’s event, and we are thrilled to have her on the Women in 3D Printing blog today!
Madelynn Martiniere is in the business of community engineering for technology companies. Over the past 5 years she has worked alongside both startups and large corporations alike to bring about the new hardware revolution. Through strategic communications, partnerships, and programming, her methodologies bridge the gap between the maker movement and scalable enterprises. She is currently the Director of Community for Fictiv.
This interview is part of our IBM 360 Fashion & Tech “Startup Runway & Innovation Awards” series, featuring female designers and entrepreneurs who showcased their work during the “Startup Runway & Innovation Awards” event that took place in San Francisco on November the 3rd. Rachel Nhan was among the featured designers on the runway. Rachel became famous in the 3D Printing industry thanks to her 3D Printed Neckpiece, before even graduating!
Kadet Kuhne is an accomplished artist, using multiple technologies and media in her art. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally at select venues such as the Museum of Art Lucerne, de Young Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Contemporary Art Center Villa Arson, Antimatter Film Festival, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Krowswork, LACE Gallery, Crossroads Film Festival and Highways Performance Space and Gallery.
Kasia is a fashion and accessories designer. Before entering the 3D Printing world, she used to work in fashion for several years. A couple of years ago, she created her own brand, Collected Edition. Beside being gorgeous pieces of jewelry and accessories, her creations are brought to live thanks to a mix of traditional handcraft and 3D printing technologies. No need to say that we love her work!
Darlene Farris-LaBar is both an associate professor of art at East Stroudsburg University and an internationally known artist who makes art about the natural environment. Her creations are not only beautiful but they also serve as educational tools in order to provide awareness about the vulnerability of the environment.
Christina Douk has a passion for 3D modeling and 3D printing. She started getting her hands into it in 2011 and since then, she created several characters that personally echo my own imaginary world. You can see some of her work on her website and below in this article.
Sonia Diaz and Ana Rodriguez are designers and digital manufacturers at UNYQ, a company that 3D prints stylish prosthetics and orthotics. Based in Sevilla, Spain, they took different educational tracks to become industrial designers. They use photogrammetry and 3D modeling everyday to create personalized prosthetic covers for amputees.
Founded in 2013, ANNXANNXDESIGN is the brainchild of Han-Yin Hsu of Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Taiwan Han-Yin received her Master’s Degree at the Southern California Institute of Architecture but quickly realized that working in architectural offices and completing interior design assignments were not fulfilling her desire to express herself and share her creations with the masses.
Corinne Whitaker has been a pioneer in digital imaging. In 1994 she set up the Digital Giraffe, a monthly online art journal which she edits, publishes, programs, and designs. Her works have been exhibited all over the world, in more than 300 group and solo shows.
Liza is the co-founder of HoneyPoint3D, an online education company for the 3D printing industry, operating through a platform of online classes and workshops. HoneyPoint3D originally started as a retail brand located in the Bay Area. Liza and co-founder Nick both have an extended experience as retailers, teachers and business-owners in the 3D printing industry. Liza kindly accepted to share her experience with us here.
Annie is the co-founder of Senvol, which provides analytics on the Additive Manufacturing industry. Senvol not only shares interesting facts and studies about the 3D Printing industry, it also has a database of machines and materials available – Senvol Database. Thanks to her expertise, Annie also published a section of the 2015 Wohlers Report.
Barbara is the Founder of Cyant, a startup that connects art and technology, to foster learning, creativity and engagement. Barbara is a Technologist and Entrepreneur passionate about fostering technology that educates, empowers and/or connects individuals. We were lucky enough to have her as a guest speaker for our inaugural Women in 3D Printing meetup earlier this month.
Nancy Liang is one of the founders of Mixee Labs, which is a platform for designers to create customizable objects and sell them online. Thinking about my talk with Nancy brings back the first piece of advice she offered, it was almost too simple but as we talked more about it I realized that in the 3D printing industry her advice is a challenge to put into practice.
Karla co-founded Authentise in 2013. Authentise’s technology helps optimizing designs for printing, as well as streams the files directly to 3D printers. This technology aims to secure the entire 3D printing process. Karla, could you let us know how the technology works?