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3D Printr Magazine Now in Thai

Posted by Editor On October - 31 - 2017

3D Printr Magazine Now in Thai

Pictured is the 3D scan and print made for the recent Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9).

Following last week’s announcement of our publication becoming available for Portuguese readers comes this week’s news that 3D Printr Magazine is now publishing in Thai.

The Thai language boasts 56 million speakers, with roughly 14 million more able to understand and communicate with Thai speakers through their similar languages. The most notable of these is Laotian from the neighboring country of Laos.

Ratthakorn Niramitmahapanya is our Thai editor and comes from Chang Mai University in Northern Thailand where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

“The need for 3D printing skills in Thailand is big because manufacturing is big,” said Ratthakorn, who is skilled in Solidworks and the Onshape platform for CAD modeling yet prefers Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5, which he considers one of the best in 3D-modeling software.

With a continuing interest in automotives, Ratthakorn, who previously worked with tire giant Michelin in the position of garniture engineer, is hoping 3D Printr Magazine will be able to reach many more gear heads like himself. His belief is that technology never stops growing, and the importance of 3D printing in the manufacturing process cannot be overestimated.

We welcome Ratthakorn’s contributions and efforts to reach out to the inventive and industrious people of Thailand.

Visit the Thai language site at https://3dprintrmagazine.com/3DThai.

3D Printr Magazine Now in Portuguese

Posted by Editor On October - 25 - 2017

3D Printr Magazine Now in Portuguese3D Printr Magazine is pleased to announce the launch of the Portuguese Edition of our publication at 3DPrintrMagazine.com.br.

Portuguese is generally regarded as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers, and a major language of the Southern Hemisphere. There are an estimated 260 million speakers of Portuguese.

Taila Rodrigues, managing Portuguese editor for 3D Printr Magazine grew up 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 Paraná, 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 which led her to 3D printing. While taking classes at Santa Monica College Continuing Ed, she was introduced to the capabilities of the new medium and was captivated. She enrolled in their 3D printing classes and built her first 3D printer for $200.

“A lot of companies want to know about this in Brazil and I want to make that happen,” said Rodrigues, whose belief is that technology can be accessible for people worldwide.

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.

Ratthakorn Niramitmahapanya | Thai Editor

Ratthakorn is from Thailand. As a full time student at Santa Monica College, he is taking the entrepreneurship certificate program. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Chiang Mai University, northern Thailand. He has two year’s experience in the engineering field. He has worked with Michelin, the tire manufacturing company, in the position of garniture engineer. He has experience designing 3D printing metal parts and uses CATIA V5 which he considers one of the best in 3D-modeling software. His belief is that technology never stops growing, and the importance of 3D printing in the manufacturing process cannot be overestimated.

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.

James Mary O’Connor | Architectural Editor

In 2007, James Mary O’Connor, FAIA, received the American Institute of Architects Young Architect Award, cited as “a virtual ambassador for American architects, he brings excellence, humanity, and honor to his profession.” Born in Dublin, Ireland, James came to Charles Moore’s Master Studios at University of California, Los Angeles in 1982 as a Fulbright Scholar. James received his Master of Architecture from UCLA, his Diploma in Architecture from the Dublin Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Trinity College, Dublin. He joined Moore Ruble Yudell in 1983.

As Principal-in-Charge, James has provided design leadership for several award-winning residential, academic and mixed-use urban projects. International work has become a focus, with large-scale housing and planning projects in Sweden, The Philippines, Japan, and several areas of China. A current prominent project is the competition-winning Grangegorman Master Plan in Dublin, Ireland. He has a special interest in uncommon building types, reflected in his work on the Sunlaw Power Plant Prototype in Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure. James has also led Moore Ruble Yudell teams in national and international design competitions, such as the Beijing Wanhao Century Center and the winning design for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland. Over the past 25 years, James has taught design studios, lectured, and been invited as guest critic at universities around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Registered Architect in the State of California.

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