Late last week, the team from the 3D Print Show wrote a post in honor of Women’s Day to celebrate these three featured women from the 3D printing industry:
[For] International Women’s day, we thought we’d use the excuse to feature some of our favourite women in the 3D printing industry. Women in tech are so often underrepresented, and those inspiring other females to lead amongst an unbalanced demographic certainly deserve celebrated. 3D Printshow’s own Kerry Hogarth illustrates these ideas brilliantly – so let’s identify a few other awesome ladies in the business.
Cherie has taken her years of experience in IT education, management and digital processes to support with the founding of Uformia.
Not only leading the company to receive two rounds of funding from the Norwegian government (Uformia is based in Norway), but also taking a unique approach to business by herself and the company, Cherie certainly understands the 3D print manufacturing revolution as well as strategy.
ANN MARIE SHILLITO
As founder and CEO of Anarkik3D, Ann Marie’s understanding of the industry is unmatched. Deeply embedding research into her practice, Ann Marie’s experience in education, design and development allow her to employ her knowledge into the development of her business, as well as the award winning software that Anarkik3D produces.
Her recent publication ‘Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers’ when down at storm in the 3D Printshop during our New York show last month.
Serving as the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President at 3D Systems, Cathy knows the ins and outs of 3D printing’s international business developments like no one else. Her extensive background in key roles within large corporations has allowed her to effectively lead – especially within the copier / printer and additive fabrication industries.
Her knowledge of this era of customization consumers and hobbyists has given her a crucial advantage within the industry, and this is clear from her achievements.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!