Martin van Wezel, Designer, 3D Printer and Maker for e-Nable will speak about “The Powerful Impact of Open-Source Networks” at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference.
Martin van Wezel will be co-presenting with Erik de Bruijn,Co-founder, Ultimaker.
Historically Open-source is not a business model that many companies embrace. Fear of “stolen” intellectual property, or anxiety for “losing “ competitive advantage are the main drivers. Open-source does however provide opportunities for user engagement and virtually unlimited design freedom.
About Martin van Wezel
Graphic Designer by education and Continuous Improvement Manager by trade, I spend my career in a biotechnology in various roles, mostly related to the artwork, packaging and production processes. Through my background in design and engineering created a healthy interest for 3D printing and started as a self educated 3D designer, 3D printer and Maker for the e-Nable platform.
The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.
Erik de Bruijn has a passion for disruptive and empowering technologies. Since early 2008, Erik has been immersed in the RepRap project. After building and improving several RepRap designs, he started to co-develop the Ultimaker with Martijn Elserman and Siert Wijnia. Erik co-founded Ultimaker BV, now a global leader in desktop 3D printing. He hopes to provide many more people with powerful enabling technologies that allow them to create anything they can imagine.
Ultimaker was founded in 2011 and has become the global leader in desktop 3D printing. It’s goal is to make 3D printing available, reliable and easy to use for businesses and individuals.