Hello Reader,

Starting today, I will be beginning a new role as editor-in-chief of 3DPI. If you’re a regular visitor to the site then you may already be familiar with my writing, and I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a number of you in person at industry events.

I’d like to thank past editors, writers and other contributors for building what 3DPI is today, one of the most widely read publications covering 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D software and also thank the owners for trusting me with their vision.

My history in the industry is not as long as some, but it is an industry I have a great passion for and I hope to continue to share this with you. I’d like also to invite you to let us know how we can improve and to share your perspective or news about 3D printing.

3D Food Printing Conference 2016, Venlo NL. Photo by Jason Mosbrucker

3D Food Printing Conference 2016, Venlo NL. Photo by Jason Mosbrucker

Even in the short 5 years I’ve been involved with additive manufacturing – aka 3D printing – I have seen the industry move fast. We’ve seen a record number of “world-firsts” and at all levels of the industry great advances continue to be made. When I was invited to write my first book about our industry back in 2012, many of these advances seemed like science-fiction, yet gradually applications that began as laboratory experiments are reaching the regular 3D printing user.

Not only is this an exciting time for 3D printing, but also for our website. In the coming months we’ll be announcing some exciting changes. For now I hope you will continue to read and share our original and insightful reporting. In recent weeks we’ve reported from one of largest manufacturing shows in the world, major 3D printing events in the UK, Europe and U.S., interviewed scientists and engineers taking 3D printing into space and even watched Elon Musk speak about his vision to travel to Mars.

As editor-in-chief I want to bring you more original stories and ensure that 3D Printing Industry is the most valuable online resource and the authority on 3D printing.

Featured image (L-R) Chipp Walters. Michael Petch. Stan Deans, President UPS Logistics. Shane Wall CTO HP Labs at inaugural Gigaom Change conference, Austin Texas.

(L-R) Tyler Benster, Asimov Ventures. Michael Petch, 3DPI & Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates. Photo by Brian Federal.

(L-R) Tyler Benster, Asimov Ventures. Michael Petch, 3DPI & Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates. Photo by Brian Federal.

 

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