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14 March 2019

Women are opening new horizons in many high-tech industries, especially in 3D printing. Let’s  take a look to these successful and skilled female workers, their innovative process and new approach to additive manufacturing!

1.Marinella Levi

Marinella Levi is professor at the Dept. of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering of Milan Polytechnic University. In 2013 she founded +Lab, a 3D printing lab where engineers, designers and researchers use a multidisciplinary approach to Additive Manufacturing. She believes that technological innovation comes from a mix of teaching, research and design.

2.Iris Van Herpen

She is recognized as a pioneer in fashion design at an international level, thanks to her innovative creations, realized with 3D printing. Since 2010 she has presented her collections in Paris, Amsterdam and London. Her collections such as, for example: Quaquaversal, Hacking Infinity, Biopiracy, Wilderness Embodied and Voltage and Hybrid Holism are the result of this open approach to new technologies.

3.Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman is not only an artist, a professor, an architect and a designer but she is also considered as a 3D printing spokesperson. She works as a professor at Media Arts & Science of MIT and as chairwoman at Mediaded Matter MIT lab. She has been a pioneer in the 3D printing industry thanks to her abstract 3D shapes, clothes and goods. Her work is focused on experimentation: by using new materials and an innovative approach to design.

4.Jennifer A. Lewis

She is a founder of Voxel8, a company that manufactures functional electronic devices by using a pneumatic extrusion 3D printing technology. Jennifer A. Lewis and her team have pushed the boundaries of research on multi-material 3D printing for functional components.

5.Limor Fried

She has been the first female engineer to be in the WIRED magazine cover and she has been rewarded for her entrepreneur skills. In 2005 Fried founded what is now known as Adafruit Industries: a successful company that develops and sells kits, components and open source electronic devices, mainly for the hobby market.

6.Kerry Hogarth

She is the founder of 3D Printshow, the first interactive show on 3D printing. She has been one of the main contributors to the develop of 3D printing phenomenon for consumers: by opening the path to new generations.

7.Virginia San Fratello

She is an architect, an artist and an educator but also a partner of the award-winning design studio, called Rael San Fratello and co-founder of the Emerging Objects: a studio that experiments 3D printing for the architectonic field. She won the “Next Generation Design Competition” of the Metropolis Magazine for her Hydro Wall.

8.Alice Taylor

She is the founder of MakieLab: the first company in the world to 3d print consumer goods and one of the very few companies that realizes toys by using additive manufacturing. The platform enables clients to design their own custom doll. And in 2017 MakieLab has been bought by Disney.

9.Niki Kaufman

Niki Kaufman is the founder of Normal Ears, a company that enables consumers to produce custom-fit 3D-printed earphones, starting by a 3D model. The company, based in Manhattan, is also known for having many 3D printers that are placed on the walls.

10.Rachel Park

She is the founder of the RP editorial services and one of the best-known journalists in the 3D printing world. She has been editor at Rapid news Publications and one of the founder of 3Dprintingindustry.

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23 July 2018

There is something new in the air at Spring which has added the new AICS (Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution) certified Stratasys F900 printer to its fleet of machines. “Additive technology is evolving quickly, bringing in new professional systems is the best way of ensuring we satisfy demanding customer requirements.” – explains Roberto Toniello, co-owner of Spring Srl – “The AICS certification provides the traceability required for producing parts suitable for aircraft, enabling us to produce high performance components for the aviation and aerospace industries.”

The company currently possesses 5 Stratasys F900 systems, 2 of which are AICS certified, bringing the total number of professional 3D printers installed at its headquarters in Vicenza to 14.

“The quality of our systems and production processes enable us to take on and successfully meet the challenges set by the most crucial sectors” – adds Roberto Toniello – “We have combined experience with innovation to deliver an increasingly fast and professional service to our clients.”

The Stratasys F900 professional printer is the largest in the Fortus range. With a build envelope of 900 x 600 x 900 mm, it enables us to produce large monolithic parts or groups of parts taking advantage of the greater available space and therefore reducing production times.

The system, which produces parts using the FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) technology, uses a thermoplastic filament which is deposited, layer after layer, onto the build platform until the part is completed. This technology uses both standard thermoplastics (ASA, ABS, NYLON) to produce maquettes and visual details as well as high performance technical materials (ULTEM, CARBON FIBRE-FILLED NYLON, PEKK) for functional and direct use parts.

Grand dimensions for grand results with carbon fibre-filled nylon

Yet another great piece of news from Spring Srl: it’s using carbon fibre-filled nylon, with its excellent stiffness and lightness, with the Stratasys F900 systems. The significance of this is that it enables the company to produce large, extremely resistant and high performance monolithic parts for a variety of sectors such as aerospace, motorsport and automotive.

The combination of a high performance material such as carbon fibre-filled nylon containing 35% carbon fibre, the F900’s generous dimensions and the technological approach of Spring Srl, enables the company to meet requirements for producing functional parts within reduced production timescales and costs.

Benefits all the way with Spring Srl

It is a pioneer in the world of additive manufacturing, but the company doesn’t just print 3D components, it also works with its customers to re-engineer parts in order to guarantee maximum performance at the lowest possible cost.

Spring Srl has twenty years of experience in the Additive Manufacturing sector and continues to lead the European market in the production of high-end specialist components. Thanks to its quick turnaround times and quality of service, the company works with Italian and international clients in a variety of sectors to offer increasingly more innovative and high performance solutions.

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