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About 3D Printr Magazine

Posted by Editor On April - 18 - 2016

3D Printr Magazine was created to make 3D printing accessible to everyone; to sponsor open-source operations and the sharing of STL files under the Creative Commons organization’s guidelines for the promotion of a freer, more creative 3D printing environment.

By providing a central hub for 3D printer enthusiasts, 3D Printr Magazine hopes to facilitate the learning and use of 3D printing on both the commercial and home model scale. As it stands now, few people except for the occasional hobbyist or mechanical engineer know of the importance 3D printing will have on the future. In time, this industry stands to grow to $12 billion by 2020, shaking up the world order on how manufacturing, artistry, even medicine, is done. 3D Printr Magazine will be there to champion a open-source environment and foster the creative collaboration necessary to see this industry benefits people to their greatest potential while honoring the rights and rewards of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Gregory van Zuyen | Managing Editor

Gregory is an instructor in 3D printing at Santa Monica College Continuing Education, where he has been teaching graphic arts for fourteen years. His favorite thing to do is talk about 3D printing which is why he is often not invited to parties. Otherwise he is quite likable.

Franka Schoening | German Editor

A German native, Franka moved to sunny Southern California in 2011 to attain her Masters of Communications Management at the University of Southern California. Since graduating she has worked in operations in the medical industry and as group events coordinator in eco-tourism.

In her free time you can find her in the rabbit room at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, cooking vegan feasts, treasure hunting at estate sales and thrift stores, or picking up a random new hobby, lately sewing. She also organizes events and fundraisers for LA Rabbit Foundation and has a small rabbit boarding business.

Taila Rodrigues | Portuguese Editor

Taila grew up in the nineties in a small town surrounded by rural areas in the state of Parana, in the south of Brazil. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Ourinhos Integrated Faculties (FIO) in Sao Paulo. In Sao Paulo, she served in the Office of Social Services as director of the Municipal Department of Psycho-Social Assistance, helping people in situations of social vulnerability. She moved to Los Angeles, California in search of a personal development in technological skills.

Adventurous and inspired by curiosity, her motivation is her belief that technology can be accessible for people worldwide. Besides a passion for 3D modeling, her loves are photography, music, nature, yoga, and cats.

Fred Kaplan | Contributing Editor

Fred is a 3D printing material specialist, who has worked with SLA, SLS, FDM, ColorJet, ADAM, DLP, LOM, FFF, MultiJet, Polyjet, and SDL 3D printers. Specializing in matching the best technology to a particular 3D printing application, he has also worked with many brands of 3D scanners and many CAD packages.

Prior to his work in additive manufacturing, Fred received a Los Angeles area Emmy and other awards for documentary filmmaking.

Tsion Asmamaw | Technical Editor

Tsion is an Ethiopian-American residing in the Los Angeles area. She has been in a wide variety of industries ranging from retail sales management for a major international women’s clothing line to doing 3D modeling and CNC work for cabinetry production.

She has a variety of hobbies including jewelry design, home decor, traveling and reading mysteries. She also enjoys refurbishing and refinishing antiques. A recent graduate of UCLA Extension’s Coding Boot Camp, she brings a wealth of information on internet technologies with an emphasis in web development.

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