We the Builders memorial project #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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Over 100 contributors submitted 3D printed parts to complete the Sanjay Mortimer Memorial bust, via We the builders

Sanjay Mortimer, co-founder of E3D and inspirational leader with the vision to ‘change the way that humanity manufactures goods’, tragically passed away in 2021 at just 32 years of age. Sanjay was a dear friend of the East Coast RepRap Festival, and we all miss him dearly. In tribute to someone who meant so much to this industry we all love, the ERRF Team teamed up with E3D Online and We the Builders to commission a community build of The Sanjay Bust provided by Sid Naique!

THANK YOU – The Sanjay Memorial Bust is Complete!
On October 8th and 9th, 2022, all 463 pieces of the Sanjay Memorial Bust were assembled live at the East Coast RepRap Festival. It was emotional and inspiring and we are incredibly grateful to all who contributed and supported the project. Pictures of the build process and final bust are below. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to learn about the Sanjay Mortimer Foundation and consider making a small donation to help future engineers with neurodivergent minds.


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