Michael Kononsky is an industrial designer with extensive experience in design for manufacturing. As eager hobbyist beer brewers, Michael and his business partner Pål Ingebrigtsen saw an opportunity in the worldwide popularity of craft breweries and homebrewing - today in the US alone there are already over 1 million homebrewers! Together they developed the Plaato airlock, a device that measures fermentation activity in a brew without needing contact with the liquid itself. For Michael, 3D printing is a critical tool for developing both early-stage ideas and advanced details of end-use designs. After creating more than 1,000 prototypes, the Plaato team created a design that won the prestigious Red Dot Award.
Anna joined Formlabs in September 2019 as Head of Direct Sales EMEA. She has a wealth of sales experience acquired from a variety of industries, from fashion and technology to plastics and FinTech. Before Formlabs Anna managed teams at PayPal, specializing in areas like sales, risk management and customer service. She is a results-driven people manager, with a proven track record of building highly engaged teams, developing successful markets and establishing profitable and long-lasting customer relationships.
Biomedical Engineer, Researcher, and Lecturer (PhD)
Politecnico di Milano, Sensibilabs
Paolo Perego received the master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2008. In 2015 he received Ph.D. in design from the same university. Since 2008 he has worked in the Design Department at Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently a contract researcher. In 2012 he was a visiting scholar at the DTI department at SUPSI (Lugano – Switzerland), where he was involved in human-computer interaction research for the disabled. His main research focuses on wearable systems, textile sensors, smart materials and UX design. He uses 3d printing as an important tool for tests and improves wearable device usability and reliability, both for medicine and sports.
He has co-authored more than 100 international articles and conference contributions. In 2017 he won the Switch2Product competition for new business innovation with the wearable system Swimfit, a smart sensorised swimsuit.
Markus joined Formlabs in the beginning of 2017 as a Solution Specialist for the DACH region. With a background in Materials Science, a fundamental understanding of the industry and the business in his region and expertise in Materials Science and a passion for 3D Printing he now moved on to the role of a Strategic Account Developer helping customers developing their Additive Manufacturing capabilities.
Christian Kleylein began his career in 3D Printing at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg studying mechanical engineering. Laser Sintering of new and uncommon polymers was the focus of his studies to earn a Master’s degree. At Brose Fahrzeugteile, Christian is responsible for scouting, qualifying and developing additive manufactured components as part of Brose’s mechatronic components. His major goal is to implement polymer additive manufacturing as part of the automotive supply chain at Brose. On the road to series manufacturing Christian improves advanced rapid prototyping solutions to the Brose Group focused on high-performance polymers and compound solutions. Prototypes made from technical polymers allow Brose to faster develop, verify and implement design advances in existing and new products. Christian is looking forward to working with the Fuse1.
Established for 16 years in Paris, France, Julien graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Paris in Applied Facial Prosthesis in 2011. He is a speaker and an active member of the Doctors Without Borders association since 2015 in Amman, Jordan in the facial reconstruction program of the Middle East regions. He is currently practicing in private in Paris, committed to the University Hospital of Nantes and he is a member of the humanitarian associations Doctors Without Borders (Amman, Jordan) and Awada Vision (Beirut, Lebanon).
Catherine graduated from her engineering school and joined GE Healthcare as technical support for the installation of X ray, Mammo and Interventional systems. Then, she spent 12 years in Services with different jobs in the EU Headquarters and in the field as a Zone service manager. Recently, in March of this year, she joined the Europe Interventional Marketing team as Product Marketing Manager for Hybrid Operating Rooms, Interventional Radiology and Neuro Radiology.
Pierre Cerveau is a Business Development Manager for the Formlabs EMEA team, where he helps the world’s leading companies shape and implement their additive manufacturing strategies by offering ideation workshops, technical feasibility studies and custom material selection. Prior to Formlabs, Pierre gained extensive AM experience in Asia Pacific, consulting with industrial engineering and retail companies, from multinational key accounts to local SMEs.
Edmund has been involved with technology from an early age, starting with the Sinclair ZX81 and progressing to evermore-capable machines. His passion started with computer graphics and his early education started in Art School in Liverpool, Dundas (Canada) and Hull before moving on to complete a degree in Information Technology. He went on to establish his own company working in the architectural visualization and product design industries as well as producing concept designs in the manufacturing and computer games industries. This naturally led him to develop an interest in 3D Printing. After joining Manchester Metropolitan University to establish a multidisciplinary digital manufacturing facility that has become a well-known and unique center that is PrintCity. Edmund is now a senior lecturer at PrintCity and co-runs the first of its kind MSc in Industrial Digitalisation.
With a background in product design, Mark is responsible for developing products and processes with a variety of clients through the use of additive manufacturing. Previously, Mark taught Autodesk Fusion 360 to educators and commercial clients as an Autodesk Certified Instructor. He began implementing 3D printing into his design workflow after studying an MSc in Industrial Digitalisation. Now, he works alongside customers to help consult and implement technologies such as 3D printing into their processes and products to inspire innovation.
Dr Cherise Dunn is the co-founder and COO for SOUTH AFRICA MAKES. SOUTH AFRICA MAKES is an award-winning and internationally recognised startup providing digital manufacturing services for the medical, and research and development industries in Africa. Dr Dunn was recognized by the United States Department of State as one of the leaders in her field in Africa and was nominated for the International Visitor Leadership Program for Women in Entrepreneurship. Most recently Dr Dunn was selected as one of the 50 most inspiring women in STEM in South Africa as awarded by Inspiring Fifty SA; and was one of the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans. As a global thought-leader on 3D Printing for Development (3D4D), she has been featured on TEDx and believes that 3D printing is the 4IR technology that will drive the future of emerging economies.
Sherry Lassiter is one of the architects of the MIT global initiative for field on-site technology development, the Fab Lab program. A Fab Lab, or as users like to call it, Fabulous Laboratory, is a rapid prototyping platform for technical education, innovation and personal expression. The Fab Lab network includes over 2000 digital fabrication facilities in more than 126 countries. Lassiter is President and CEO of the Fab Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to building technical capacity in a locality, improving individuals’ abilities to develop themselves and their communities and bringing access to tools and knowledge that cultivate and support innovating practices. Lassiter is currently engaged in the deployment and growth of Fab Labs around the world, enabling grassroots technology development by, for and of the community.
Jasmin Karger was trained as a traditional Goldsmith in Germany and has been working as a designer, goldsmith and educator for over 14 years. In 2003 she relocated to London being attracted by the vibrant design scene and England’s rich jewelry history. It was here where she had the opportunity to work for well-known contemporary jewelry artists who opened up a whole new perspective on design and craftsmanship. Her design and craft skills got quickly recognized and Jasmin became involved in developing collections for the retail market. She was awarded in 2008, 2010 and 2012 by the Goldsmiths' Company for her unusual designs and knowledge of new technology. Between 2007 and 2013 she had been teaching Jewellery Design and CAD/CAM internationally for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Jasmin joined Formlabs Berlin as a jewelry expert in 2017.
Nam Phuong (Fia) Le is a Materials Scientist at Formlabs, and leads resin development in Formlabs Berlin. She has worked across multiple verticals to research and develop additions to the growing library of Formlabs SLA materials: Color Resin, Gillette Razor Maker Resin, and Crowns and Bridges Resin. Fia has designed and launched technical education programs for non-engineering teams at Formlabs Berlin.
Jacob first discovered his passion for 3D printing while studying biomimicry. After deepening his knowledge in a project on shark skeleton inspired 3D printed composite materials at the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Jacob joined the Formlabs Pro-Services team in mid-2018. Today, Jacob trains and manages the German-speaking service team. Additionally, he trains and advises Formlabs’ customers to help them realize their individual ideas and visions.
Juliette Combe is an Application Engineer at Formlabs, conducting research on 3D printing workflows for engineering and manufacturing. Her scope of work includes collaborations with customers, in-house testing, and knowledge transfer through the creation of technical content and training. Previously, she worked in the Open Innovation group at GE Power. She has a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and carried out research on nano-3D printing at UC Berkeley.
Jakob Dobberow started his career in 3D printing through a partnership with iGo3D. He started out in the support team at Formlabs in late 2015 and was the first Pro Service Engineer in Europe. Being one of the seniors in the European team he transitioned over into a trainer position and has personally trained over 300 of Formlabs‘ customers from more than 200 companies.
Russell Bobbitt has had over 30 years of experience in feature film prop design and is now Head of Props at Marvel Studios and creator of duplicate movie props for Marvel MasterWorks. He is well known for his work on Iron Man, Avengers: End Game, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, among many other films both inside and outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Nora Touré has been an additive manufacturing expert since 2010, particularly skilled at building strategy alliances and strong business relationships. She has a deep understanding and experience of the manufacturing ecosystem with a passion for working at innovative companies driving social value through technology. During her decade of experience in the 3D Printing industry within leadership positions Nora established and managed strategy, programs, partnerships, and teams, with a proven ability to grow business at a global scale, from sales to operation execution. Besides her career achievements, Nora founded the non-profit Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the additive manufacturing industry. She has since then grown the platform to 15,000+ members spanning over 25 countries through 65 local chapters. Nora was awarded 40 Under 40 East Bay Area in the leadership category, by Diablo Magazine (2018), Community Advocate of the Year, by 3D Printing Industry (2018), received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco (2017) and was named among the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015. She is a 2019 TEDx speaker on How 3D Printing will disrupt the supply chain. Pursuing her vision for more social inclusion, she joined 3D Africa as Board Advisor and sits at various other Advisory Boards, such as 3DHeals', the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, TCT Group's, and De Anza's Design and Manufacturing Technologies Department.
Paul attended the Manchester Dental School qualifying as a Dental Technician specializing in Prosthetics and Crown & Bridge before moving into the field of Audiology. For the previous 36 years he has worked across every area of earmould production, developing new ranges of custom hearing products & hearing protection. He has utilized his experience and knowledge to introduce many new materials into the field of Audiology and has managed the production laboratory at Universal dB for over 20 years.
As the Innovation Lab Manager for LUSH Cosmetics, Damien Carter is an experienced 3D designer with extensive knowledge in additive manufacturing. 3D print extraordinaire and maker of moulds for the retailers globally known for making fresh products such as Massage Bars, Body Butters, Bath Bombs and many more, Damien helps give LUSH Cosmetics a competitive edge by rapidly prototyping new product designs that can’t be found elsewhere, from their state of the art research and development facility in Poole, UK.
As Chief Executive Officer of SOUTH AFRICA MAKES, a digital manufacturing startup servicing the medical, and research and development industries in Africa, Dr Riyad Domingo leads the company's long-term growth strategy, including its public-private partner research division where he guides product development functions of the company. He has been invited to present at numerous prestigious peer-reviewed conferences around the world including “Global Challenges in the 21st Century” and more recently as an expert on “Future-proofing Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” on behalf of the United States Consulate General in Cape Town. He also regularly shares his insights on the power of additive manufacturing for innovation in emerging markets on several public platforms. With his in-depth knowledge of global trends and first-hand experience designing and guiding biotechnology solutions in Africa, Dr Domingo has the unique capacity to lead the 3D Printing for Development vision and see it realized in communities where it is needed the most.
Born and Raised in Hillsborough NJ, Alex studied mechanical engineering and material science at the University of Delaware. He worked as an engineer in the both design team and research lab for Riddell Football, Easton Hockey/Baseball/Lacrosse, Bell Motorcycle, Bell Bike, and Giro Sport Design. Alex then moved to Utah in 2017 for a broader role at Black Diamond equipment working as a Design and Development Engineer, and he has been enjoying the mountains so far!
Daniel founded Axial3D in 2015 following 7 years in the medical device industry and an academic background in biomedical engineering, specializing in medical visualization and use of 3D printing in medicine. Under Daniel’s strategic direction, Axial3D is focused on delivering groundbreaking software and services in medical 3D printing.
Max Lobovsky is co-founder and CEO of Formlabs. Formlabs pioneered the new category of professional desktop 3D printing when it launched the world’s first affordable, powerful desktop stereolithography 3D printer. Prior to starting Formlabs, Lobovsky led the efforts at Fab@Home, one of the industry’s earliest open-source 3D printing projects which has been instrumental in setting up labs in schools worldwide. A Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recipient and World Economic Forum Pioneer, Lobovsky holds a B.S. in Applied Engineering and Physics from Cornell University and a M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.
Dr. Summer Decker is the Director of 3D Clinical Applications at USF Health Department of Radiology and Tampa General Hospital. She is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair for Research. In addition to her clinical and teaching duties at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine, she conducts research in 3D clinical printing and forensic radiology for which her team holds several national research grants. Her team holds patents for medical devices developed with their clinical partners. They have received several national awards for their work in 3D printing, including the AHRA and Canon Medical System's "Putting Patients First" Award for their work in 3D printing of advanced pancreatic tumors. During COVID, her team invented and clinical trialed the 3D printed nasopharyngeal swab in conjunction with Northwell Health to address the international shortage of COVID testing kits. There are millions of the swabs in use today in over 20 different countries.
Kathy holds a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Materials Sciences and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from ESADE. Currently she manages the materials product portfolio at Formlabs. Previously she was a product manager, product development engineer lead and materials scientist at various MIT startups.
Chris is an avid surfer & golfer from Boston living in the heart of the golf industry – Carlsbad, CA. With design experience at brands including Keurig, Bose, and TaylorMade, his career focus has been delivering quality products that evoke memorable sensory experiences among consumers. Notable works include headsets that enhance sideline communication across the NFL, a coffee brewer that was a terrific learning experience (ahem, massive failure) in the commercial market, and golf club designs that were used during 21 PGA Tour wins including Tiger Woods at the 2019 Masters and Collin Morikawa
Gaurav leads Healthcare at Formlabs, which enables clinicians, biomedical engineers, and medical device companies to create patient-specific preoperative planning models, orthoses, and surgical devices. Before Formlabs, Gaurav spent ten years advancing technologies to support public health and the practice of medicine around the world. Most recently, Gaurav founded One Degree Solar, an award-winning supplier of energy and technology solutions created specifically for health clinics and community health workers without access to electricity. Previously, he spent years in post-conflict Liberia as Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Health, a position sponsored by the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Gaurav has a degree in International Development and Technology Transfer from Tulane University and the School for International Training.
Bruno Alves began his career with Ford of Europe in 2011, becoming a member of the Rapid Prototyping Team in 2012. Based in Cologne, Germany, he is responsible for the rapid creation of prototype parts for future vehicles in development with Ford Design and engineering at Ford’s Rapid Technology Center in Merkenich. A graduate of the ESTG Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal, Alves holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and advanced education in High Injection Molding. Alves has received the 2013 Ford Award of Engineering Excellence for the use of hybrid tooling for high injection, the 2016 VEV Technical Award for AM tools, the Henry Ford Operational Excellence Award 2017, and lately the 2019 Recognition Award (AM Steering wheel) + 2019 Operation Excellence Award - Maker Space Merkenich + 2019 HFTA Award - Ford Additive Manufacturing Focus Jigs On his career, one of the biggest events was the Ford 3D Printing Innovation Tour on the 6 big Markets. Alves was the spokesperson talking to thousands of people, including Journalists and social media, showing how Additive Manufacturing is accelerating the delivery of new Ford products.
Dávid Lakatos is Chief Product Officer at Formlabs, overseeing all aspects of the company’s product development. Prior to joining Formlabs, Lakatos founded Sold., an automated peer-to- peer selling service that was acquired by Dropbox. He was a co-founder of FabLab Budapest, the first rapid prototyping lab in Central and Eastern Europe. A native of Hungary, Lakatos holds degrees in electrical engineering with a focus on nanosciences from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, as well as a M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.
Jeff has 14 years of experience in product development engineering in the outdoor sports industry. HIs roles have been diverse and include Design, R&D, Testing, Quality Assurance and a vast range of manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, tool making, metal processing, laminates, and additive manufacturing. He has been a pioneer of innovative prototyping solutions in his industry using printed parts to significantly reduce development timelines and cost. Jeff’s passion has been focused on quick turn prototypes that meet “form, fit, function” requirements. He will also be completing a master’s program by the end of this year at the University of Washington in Engineering Leadership.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Meghan McCarthy, Ph.D., is Program Lead for 3D Printing and Biovisualization in the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her portfolio includes the NIH 3D Print Exchange (https://3dprint.nih.gov), a free, community-driven resource for sharing and creating 3D-printable models related to bioscience and medicine. The NIAID Biovisualization Lab provides VR and AR hardware, technical support, and scientific consultation for NIAID researchers and staff. In 2020 her team launched PathogenAR (https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/pathogenar-mobile-app), a mobile app for interactive exploration of pathogens and biomolecules in augmented reality. She also contributes to working groups dedicated to the improvement 3D data standards, and initiatives promoting women and minorities in STEM. Dr. McCarthy holds a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University College Cork, Ireland.
Dr. Meghan McCarthy
Program Lead for 3D Printing and Biovisualization
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Christina is the Cofounder & CEO of Makelab, a 3D printing service company that helps creative firms with their physical prototyping needs. Makelab works with any business, large or small, that has needs for prototyping models, looks-like models, and/or low volume production runs. Born out of an acquisition of a friend’s company, 3DUniPrint, Christina and her Cofounder, Manny, both have extensive industrial design backgrounds and were 3DUniPrints top customer in 2016. Christina is also on the Board of Directors for the global nonprofit, Women in 3D Printing, where she works with other Board Members to foster a diverse industry and expand the global reach of of the organization through a supportive and connected network.
Dr. Maracaja is a Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, and Designer of medical equipment and devices. He is also founder of company Pneumocyte LLC. In both his commercial and clinical work, he devises creative engineering solutions to improving patient experience. His Formlabs printer helps him with rapid prototyping, and having the printer in house allows him to have a one-day design cycle. He 3D prints every night, tests his prototypes during the day and does design revisions in the afternoon. This cycle has allowed Luiz to take the next step from intellectual property to proof of concept and preclinical testing.
As a Lecturer in Jewellery Arts and Technology at the City of Glasgow College, David has spent the past five years developing and delivering diploma level courses whilst focusing on the integration of digital manufacturing technologies. An accomplished tutor and practitioner of jewellery manufacture and design, he is trained in both traditional techniques and CAD/CAM processes. At the college David heads the technology aspects of the course to help students stay up to date with manufacturing trends and learn about the digital tools and technologies now used to manufacture jewellery.
I am a character designer and researcher who works in a variety of media including interactive storytelling, playful interaction and character-centric communication. My practice-led research seeks to build meaningful experiences and storytelling opportunities between digital and tangible activities and objects. With a specific focus on environmental advocacy for issues such as predation, ecosystem collapse, and conservation through my character toy designs. I have qualifications in Industrial design, Illustration, and Interactive design and has worked for Weta Workshop on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Aardman Animation, The World of Wearable Art, and within the UK Toy industry as a product designer. I am an internationally recognised doll and toy artist and is the former President of the National Institute of American Doll Artists, and an alumna of the Pictoplasma Academy. A Senior Lecturer at Massey University, College of Creative Arts in New Zealand where I am the program lead for
Concept Design and the Weta Workshop School at Massey Masters program. I am a current PhD candidate, my practice-based research “Wild Play” explores the design of eco-fiction toys that engage children in outdoor imaginative play.
Michael Braian, DDS, CDT, PhD is an international reference in Digital Dentistry as he has been working with technology in the dental field for almost 15 years. His professional profile combines every key aspect in dentistry as he is a Dentist, Certified Dental Technician and has a PhD in Digital Dentistry by Malmö University. He works in private practice and has been a Formlabs user since Form 1.
Since 1997, Dr. Del Moral has been involved in the application of innovative technologies to support the clinical decision making process and improvement in Patient Safety. He is the Director of Hospital virtual Valdecilla (HvV), an innovation and high performance training center for healthcare professionals in Santander, Spain. During the last four years, HvV has worked closely with healthcare experts in the use of additive manufacturing technology for surgical planning and the design of new sanitary materials. The 3D lab in HvV works with the Design Thinking approach to improve the clinical performance and efficiency in healthcare organizations. One clear project that showcases these efforts is the design of a nasopharyngeal swab for PCR testing that is being used by several organizations worldwide.
Growing up in the motorcycle industry, I was a racer, airbrush artist, enthusiast, and dabbled in custom bike fabrication over a 30 year period. For a little more than a decade now, I moved into manufacturing which led me into this path of 3D printing and metal casting. I have spent the past 5 plus years combining skill sets that I’ve learned over the years while constantly trying to learn and improve upon those skills and acquire new ones to create one of a kind art pieces.
Vitaly Pantsulaya graduated in 2008 at Volgograd State Medical University with excellence. He is a General dentist, Prosthodontist, Maxillo-facial surgeon, and Orthodontist. He was a speaker in International Education Center Dental Duru, Moscow, Russian Federation, and has delivered more than 400 lectures in 6 countries. Dr. Pantsulaya is a key opinion leader for several dental implant companies: MegaGen (South Korea), Bicon (USA), Impro (Germany), X-Gate (Israel). In addition, he is a MINEC fellow, ITI member, and EAO member. Dr. Pantsulaya has a patent pending on Modified Gingiva Former at Immediate Loading. He has been a Formlabs user since 2018.
Texas A&M University Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel
Lisa Brown is a Manager and Wind Tunnel Test Engineer with the Texas A&M Low Speed Wind Tunnel. She has a background in aerospace engineering with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the subject from Texas A&M in 2014 and 2017 respectively. Lisa is consistently involved in finding new technology and processes that can increase the efficiency and impact of the facility. She also seeks out ways to integrate undergraduate student workers into all aspects of design, manufacturing, and testing of wind tunnel models. Lisa has been involved in the design and printing of rapid prototyped model components since 2014 and began working with Formlabs printers in 2020.
Manager and Test Engineer
Texas A&M University Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel
Phil Tsao is a design engineer with a deep background in mechatronics. He works at Vancouver-based startup TZOA, specializing in electrical and mechanical design. Phil also operates a rapid prototyping company called Ember Prototypes, providing fast turnaround parts to engineers using 3D printers and laser cutters. Phil was introduced to 3D printing through the large in-house machine shop at his previous job, and it was this exposure that propelled his interest in not only 3D printing, but many other manufacturing technologies. With access to high quality SLA printing, Phil can now address client needs with Formlabs’ vast library of resins.
If creativity could be bottled and sold, James would make a fortune. He has oodles of the stuff. As a child prodigy, James began building models, but they weren’t any ordinary models like most of us have built – from a kit – passing out from the smell of glue.Having done projects for companies such as Disney, Paramount Pictures, the Cartoon Network, Sony and others, as well as projects for notable celebrities and high profile clients, James has been able to apply years of industry experience to helping Monster City develop memorable, award-winning creations. We’re still searching for ways to bottle all that creativity.
Will works as a mechanical engineer in the cycling industry and started his own framebuilding company, Albatross Bikes. He got his start in 3D printing when looking for a way to quickly and easily prototype products before sending them into production. Will uses Formlabs Draft Resin to prototype sections of his bike frames for rapid form and fit prototyping.
Dr. Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. He currently manages his digital lab called Rihal Digital Designs. Dr. Rihal harnesses digital workflows for the fabrication of dental restorations and his Formlab printers are an essential part of his practice. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB, and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), National Dental Examination Board (NDEB), and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). He was also a part-time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of General Dentists, and the International College of Dentist.
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, University Medical Center Freiburg
Dr. Julian Nold graduated in Dentistry in 2015. He has since been working at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, University Medical Center Freiburg, where he also received his PhD in 2017. His primary field of research is the incorporation of 3D printing into dental workflows with the current focus on finding and optimising workflows for 3D printing temporary and final restorations. He has been gaining experience with 3D printers of various brands, including Formlabs, since 2016. He is also the co-author of a recent publication on 3D printing face shields to give assistance in fighting the spread of Covid-19.
Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM)
Carolyn completed her Dental Technology Diploma from NAIT in 2007 and worked in privately owned dental laboratories where she focused on dental device construction with a high need for aesthetics. Carolyn joined iRSM in 2013 and is interested in using digital technology to replace conventional dental processes. She went on to further her post-secondary education and obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management in 2017. She uses conventional training, an interest in digital technology, additive manufacturing, and aesthetic skills to help patients needing intraoral prosthetics at iRSM. Carolyn is very involved with the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta, sitting on two committees–the Finance Committee and the Competency Sub-Committee. She was also a member then chair of the NAIT Dental Technology Advisory Committee from 2007-2017. She is now a board member for the Bachelor of Technology Advisory Committee and the Alumni Association Advisory Committee at NAIT.
Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM)
Dr. Todd Goldstein PhD is the Director of Northwell Health’s 3D Design and Innovation lab. His research focuses on utilizing 3D technologies both in the clinic and in the laboratory. Dr. Goldstein's Lab focuses on anatomical models, patient specific treatments, and tissue engineering. Most recently his team has developed and deployed multiple devices for COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally he has developed amphibious prosthetic legs for both civilians and wounded warriors.
Dr. Jonathan Ford is the Technical Director of 3D Clinical Applications at USF Health Department of Radiology and Tampa General Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor. In addition to his clinical and teaching duties at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine, he conducts research in 3D clinical printing, Finite Element Analysis and Biomechanics.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (1987) and Masters degree in Telecommunications and Computing Management (1994) Career specialized in transferring technologies between sectors. Application of computer technology to dental field for diagnostic, planning and manufacturing. Application of mechanical know-how to dental appliances and prosthetic manufacturing. Design and implementation of several guided surgical solutions, including stents and surgical kits.. Four patents in the dental field. 12 years of experience in manufacturing dental appliances with 3D printers.
Jay B. Burton, DMD, MBA, is a global thought leader and expert who lectures and publishes regularly on the topics of 3D imaging and diagnostics, as well as 3D printing applications for orthodontics. Currently, he is in private practice in Nashville, TN. Dr. Burton completed his orthodontic residency at NYU and dental school at the University of Louisville.
Daniel is a passionate multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and upcoming filmmaker with a unique background in fine arts, digital design, and clinical emergency medicine. Daniel specializes in digital sculpting and 3D printing for visual effects in film and video games. He’s worked with top-tier brands including Amazon Studios, Netflix, Jurassic World, HBO’s WestWorld, and often asked to sculpt detailed anatomy. SLA Printing has extended Daniel’s reach from the digital world to the physical, working with clients on physical prototypes, functional props, collectable models, or beautifully detailed statues for private collections.
Aiman Akhtar is a 3D artist, producer, and co-creator of Fungisaurs, Inc. an entertainment startup in LA, creating original toys, games and animation. In 2014 Aiman moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment design, and has since worked for vfx, animation and game companies on projects for Disney, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Blizzard, 3Blackdot, Aaron Sims Creative, Alliance Studios, Method, Psyop, Stoopid Buddy, and Sky Castle Studios. Aiman is also the CEO and founder of 3D Smiths LLC, a development studio which specializes in transforming 2D character designs into 3D printed sculptures. Acknowledged as a 3D printing expert by 3D World magazine, Aiman shares his workflows online as an official streamer for Pixologic ZBrush Live, and Mold3D Academy, where he teaches 3D Printing for ZBrush Artists. Since 2015 he's tackled 3D printing for stop-motion animation, movie concept pitches, jewelry, wearable costumes, and created the Fungisaurs collectible toys.
Stefan joined Formlabs in 2019 as the Managing Director of EMEA. He brings more than 20 years of management experience to the table, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Partner Management for T-Systems International. There, he worked to build a strategic partner ecosystem for the digital business of Deutsche Telekom. With stints at Hewlett-Packard, SONY, Microsoft and T-Systems, Stefan has a wealth of experience in product management, marketing, sales and leadership.
Andrew has a BFA in Industrial Design from RIT, where he focused on 3D printing, digital fabrication and workflow development by building a maker space for the College of Art & Design. While working at RIT, his ten years of experience with SolidWorks was leveraged to teach multiple CAD courses on designing products that utilize digital fabrication as the primary means of manufacturing. Now, as Formlabs’ SLS Services Engineer, he is the liaison between the engineering and services teams to make sure printers keep printing.
Dr. Elisa Praderi is a trained dentist who graduated from Universidad Católica del Uruguay in 2017. She conducted a research study in the area of esthetic dentistry which she presented in the 96th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research as a Unilever Hatton Award Competitor. She has worked at the University’s emergency service and in private dental practice for the last 3 years. Elisa has always been interested in dental materials, clinical workflows and technology integration in the daily practice. These components were the triggers that made her pursue a professional career in 3D printing and join Formlabs in 2019 as the Clinical Protocols & KOL Manager.
Jessie is an experienced Applications Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the additive manufacturing industry to implement 3D printing in unique and cutting edge ways. She has strong professional skills in 3D design, project management, and R&D. In her current role, Jessie manages relationships with customers and is most recently working on our Factory Solutions offering.
Kyle has worked at Formlabs for over two years and is currently our Medical Sales Engineer. He received his B.S. in PsychoBiology from UCLA before working in science education and public health in Kenya with the Peace Corps. He then worked for the State Department for 3 years before joining our team as an expert on medical 3D printing and Star Wars.
Kyle has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, where he built web applications for computer vision researchers and worked on low-cost Braille eReader to help improve literacy in the blind community. He went on to co-found Perceive, a computer vision startup that optimizes customer service in retail stores. After printing hundreds of camera prototypes on a Form 2 at Perceive, he joined Formlabs in 2019 to work on Form 3L and the SLA product line.
Grant is an entrepreneurial product manager with experience in strategy, management, product definition, software engineering, CAD, customer support, and many other aspects of running a successful startup. Highly interested in building new and exciting products and companies, determining needs of customers and finding innovative ways to fulfill those needs. Currently have one patent granted and two pending.
Bernhard von Oppeln is a Master Dental Technician with more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. He has worked full-time as a dental technician and he participated in the introduction of CAD/CAM technology in the dental profession. His first printer was a Form 2 which allowed him to have first hand experience with additive manufacturing workflows in the dental lab. This was the trigger to pursue a professional career in 3D printing and join Formlabs as the Dental Solution Engineer.
Jeff leads the Formlabs global marketing team, responsible for all aspects of revenue, brand, and community marketing. Jeff brings to Formlabs more than two decades of enterprise marketing experience at technology pioneers and leaders including Endeca, Qlik, and Business Objects. Jeff’s experience spans all stages of growth - from seed funding through initial public offering and acquisitions. Jeff holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business.