MakerBot and Stratasys Keynote First Day of Inside 3D Printing Chicago
(On3DPrinting) Inside 3D Printing Chicago’s keynote opened with two leaders — Stratasys’ Chairman of the Board Scott Crump and Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. The two visionaries offered a look into the future where 3D printing becomes a part of our daily life.
“Welcome to Stratasys and welcome to a 3D world,” stated Crump, “where the only limitation is your own imagination.” Crump emphasized how it’s amazing that a toy froggy led to building an exoskeleton that allows a girl to have fully functional limbs. In addition to turning manufacturing on its head, 3D printing will have a positive impact on people’s lives. “The manufacturing revolution has started and it’s not changing slowly,” says Crump. “Stratasys looks forward to leading the way to a future where we will see millions of 3D printers from home to industrial use.”
Crump then introduced Bre Pettis, the co-founder and CEO of MakerBot, who spoke about his journey into the 3D printing world that has made these printers accessible to consumers. Much like Scott and Lisa Crump started in their kitchen, Pettis mentioned how they “started as three guys, a laser cutter and a dream.”
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