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.