Women in 3D Printing, the California-based organization supporting gender diversification of the global additive manufacturing sector, is bringing communities together through a slew of events this month. Now encompassing 18 chapters across four continents, the summer schedule starts with events in Canada, Germany, South Africa, Australia, and Kansas.
In the most recent update, the organization has also reported updates for June 2019, which saw gatherings in Paris, Sao Paolo, Brisbane, and the premiere of the Shenzhen, China chapter.
Women in 3D Printing was founded by Nora Toure, now VP Strategy at Ivaldi Group. Initially, the organization started out as a platform for sharing interviews with women at the forefront of our industry. Some of its interviews have included Annie Wang, co-founder of Senvol, and Ann Marie, founder and CEO of Anarkik3D, a 3D modeling software company.
In collaboration with Barbara Hanna, founder and CEO of Cyant, who co-started the 3DTalk events with Toure, Women in 3D Printing has hosted #3DTalk events, featuring a panel of industry specialists, at locations in New York and Birmingham,UK. Early on, for its commitment to improving the working environment in 3D printing, Toure received the 3D Printing Industry award for Community Advocate of the Year in 2018.
3DTalks are held at many of the industry’s leading conferences. The most recent one to be attended by 3D Printing Industry was at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, in which a panel from Tracy Albers, President and CTO at rp+m, Amy Alexander, Senior Biomedical Engineer at Mayo Clinic, and Ellen Lee, Technical Leader of Additive Manufacturing Research at Ford Motor Company spoke on the topic of certification, process control, and automation. Its events and meetups are also sponsored by Yaskawa and TRUMPF
Women in 3D Printing meet ups on July, 3rd
Throughout July, the organization is currently affiliated with several international events.
On July 3, in Winnipeg, Canada, Women in 3D Printing is welcoming two guest speakers who are integrating 3D printing into their businesses. This includes Ande Brown, a metal artist, blacksmith, and welder, as well as Avery-Anne Gervais, the founder of CLAWZ, a China-based company offers fingernail jewelry, 3D printed in metal. This event will be hosted North Forge Fabrication Lab, and attendees can register here.
Also on July 3rd, there will be a separate Women in 3D printing event at Tech Open Air, a festival for technology start-ups held in Berlin. This will feature talks from Dr. Tina Schlingmann, a Senior Consultant of complete railway systems technology at Deutsche Bahn, and Juliette Combe, Business Development Manager, at Formlabs.
To attend the Berlin chapter of Women in 3D Printing, which will be held at Formlabs’ German facility, register here.
Women in 3D Printing in South Africa, Australia, and the U.S.
On July, 4th, at Solid Edge Technology’s premises, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Women in 3D Printing ambassador, Malika Khodja, will be featured on the panel for a 3D printing open day event. This event is partnered with RAPDASA, or the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa. Register for this event here.
On July 11th, the Women in 3D printing Brisbane community is gathering at the Edge, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Bank. Register for this event here. Also, on the same day, at the 3D Printing Studios in Sydney, Australia, Women in 3D Printing ambassador Jo Sommers will host 3D Printing Studios founder Howard Wood and the authors of recently published “The 3D Printing Project Book”. Find out more about the Women in 3D Printing Sydney chapter here.
Finally, on July 15th, all are welcome to join Women in 3D Printing for an informal gathering as part of America Makes Technical Review & Exchange (TRX) at NIAR, Wichita, Kansas. Register for this event here.
All of the events affiliated with Women in 3D Printing are open for anyone to attend free of charge.
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Featured image shows the 3D printed logo of Women in 3D Printing. Photo via Women in 3D Printing.