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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Women in 3D Printing’s mission is to increase the visibility of women in the Additive Manufacturing industry and encourage more women to use 3D Printing technologies. We have been doing so by highlighting female leaders and innovators on our platform since 2014. To provide even more insights on female experts in the Additive Manufacturing Industry, we are inviting women to contribute to this series by sharing their business and tech expertise through guest blog posts to be published as Industry Insiders […]
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 […]
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.
Cyant and Women in 3D Printing are presenting #3DTalk Panel, featuring 3 women and guest panelists from FATHOM, Fictiv andSculpteo for this second edition of #3DTalk. Our guest speakers represent 3 of the main service bureaux in the Bay Area, offering you an opportunity to hear them out on the same stage. We are also interested in hearing their thoughts on the 3D printing industry, from the service bureaux point of view, but also from their personal experience. This #3DTalk […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]