Each year, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8 is an opportunity to celebrate the actions and achievements of women around the world. While many of them still suffer from social inequalities, wage inequalities and the like, it is more important than ever to recognize the importance of women in our industry. That’s why, to focus on female entrepreneurs in the industry, 3Dnatives asked its readers to identify the most influential women in the industry. Below, find out which 3D printing entrepreneurs have been selected and find out about their career paths and specialties.
Marine Coré-Baillais, founder of Digital Pastry
After 7 years in Sculpteo, Marine Coré-Baillais decided in 2020 to found her startup focused on 3D food printing. Named La Pâtisserie Numérique, it aims to revolutionize the pastry market thanks to 3D technologies, in particular with the development of a first dedicated slicer but also of a food extruder. Marine thus combined two passions, cooking and 3D printing and also returned to school to pass the CAP and become a pastry chef. Before starting her own business, she was a saleswoman in excellent restaurants, most notably in the famous Parisian mansion Le Meurice. It is a winning bet for this entrepreneur who won the 3D Print Paris 2021 Startup Contest in particular.
Pauline Eveno is the co-founder of SYOS
It was in 2016 that Pauline Eveno decided to embark on the adventure SYOS – Shape Your Own Sound – a young company that designs 3D printed saxophone mouthpieces. She will then add clarinet mouthpieces to her range. Pauline is an engineer and doctor of acoustics and has been passionate about music since she was little. Thanks to additive manufacturing, SYOS now offers sounds tailored to the needs and wishes of musicians. This is where 3D printing brings all its added value: it allows you to design unique products to push performance to the max.
Beatriz Biel, founder of Detresdé
One of the main obstacles that companies face when adopting additive manufacturing in their business is the lack of knowledge. For this reason, more and more training courses and schools offer courses on these new technologies. To democratize the learning of 3D printing, Beatriz Biel founded Detresdé. Initially dedicated to additive manufacturing, Detresdé now offers training by presenting numerous technologies. To facilitate learning, the entrepreneur has launched the Detresdé Academy, where any user can benefit from advice related to 3D printing. In addition, Beatriz works on a voluntary basis with the Women in 3D Printing organization, as an ambassador in Zaragoza, and organizes various events to promote the benefits of technology, as well as to encourage more women to join this sector.
Christina Perla, co-founder of Makelab
Christina Perla, co-founder and CEO of Makelab, is also a board member of Women in 3D Printing and an ambassador for New York City. Awarded as part of “Forbes Next 1000 2021”, an initiative aimed at highlighting entrepreneurs in the United States, Christina Perla co-founded Makelab in 2017, a 3D printing service with the aim of democratizing additive manufacturing by enabling companies to “integrate technology into their manufacturing process. According to Forbes, the company has experienced continued growth despite the pandemic and counts companies such as Verizon, Barkbox and RocNation among its customers.
Nadine Briallon, founder of 3Desserts Graphiques
After several professional experiences, Nadine Briallon decides in 2016 to launch 3Desserts Graphiques. Located in Lyon, in the heart of the Foodtech and Frenchfab, the company designs and distributes 3D food printers. The company’s flagship product is the solution called L’Impressionnante. Capable of creating motifs and decorations on sweets or even sculptures, the machine is mainly intended for the food industry, such as confectioners, chocolatiers or even restaurateurs. Nadine Briallon and 3Desserts Graphiques also offer event animations on food customization and Food Design. A success for the entrepreneur, already awarded several times.
Cassandra Delage and the Plast’If project
In 2017 Cassandra Delage founded Plast’if, a company whose mission is to help companies to achieve zero plastic waste today and support them towards more sustainable consumption models. More precisely, Plast’if recycles plastic waste and uses it to 3D print new objects. Owner of a With a degree in Commerce from McGill University in Canada and a Masters in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris, Cassandra has developed a machine that can recycle a variety of plastics such as PET, PS or PP. All accompanied by her team. You would have understood, Plast’if offers companies the opportunity to minimize their environmental impact and change their consumption patterns.
Elvira León, co-founder of ADDvance Manufacturing Technologies
With a degree in aeronautical engineering and a master’s degree in materials engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain’s Elvira León co-founded ADDVANCE Manufacturing Technologies, a company that offers services and products aimed at supporting advanced manufacturing industrialization. She the entrepreneur has more than 20 years of experience in the 3D printing sector, and she is also one of the ambassadors of “Woman in 3D printing”. With a deep knowledge of composite materials and Industry 4.0 technologies, Elvira León is today one of the leading figures in the sector.
Mariel Diaz, founder of Triditive.
With over 9 years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry, Mariel Díaz is a mechanical engineer and industrial engineer specializing in industrial organization management and mechanical design. Five years ago, the entrepreneur founded Triditive, an online platform where manufacturers can upload their models, receive quotes and get their parts in a short time. His company specifically patented an automated 3D printing technology for the production of metal and polymer parts, based on advanced robotics. Awarded on numerous occasions, Mariel Díaz, for example, was elected best entrepreneur in Spain in 2018. The founder of Triditive also holds the position of ambassador within “Woman in 3D printing” and is also a professor at the University of Oviedo as part of a Master in 3D Printing.
Nanci Hardwick, founder of MELD Manufacturing
Nanci Hardwick is the founder of MELD Manufacturing, and thus the company’s proprietary technology that she describes as ” different from any other printing process and belonging to its own category of processing because it does not melt metal. It is based on a thermo-mechanical process that produces very high pressures and friction: these allow the plastic deformation of the extruded material and of the support on which the layers are deposited.. In addition to being CEO of MELD Manufacturing, Nanci Hardwick also served as CEO of Aeroprobe Corporation, a company that provides data measurement systems to the aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery and wind turbine industries. Recognized for her work, the entrepreneur has received the DOD Maintenance Innovation People’s Choice Award 2019, the USARMY xTechSearch Finalist Award 2019, the Edison Award 2019 and the 2018 R & D100 Special Award for Most Disruptive New Technology, among the others.
Hannah Riedle, founder of Anamos
After focusing on medical technology during her studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Hannah Riedle then completed her doctorate at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where she focused on additive manufacturing and biomechanical and medical tests. After her work, Hannah Riedle founded Anamos, specializing in development of anatomical models for surgical simulation. Designed with elastic materials, these anatomical models are customizable and allow professionals to prepare before surgical procedures. The company also focuses on new innovative 3D printing technologies.
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