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An Interview with Michael Armani and David Jones of M3D
April 10, 2014
3-D printing is, has, and will continue to take off, that is for sure. When we read about a consumer-grade 3-D printer that cost roughly the same as a business inkjet, we just had to find out more. This interview was conducted via email with Michael Armani and David Jones, co-founders of M3D, makers of the Micro3D printer due for release in the coming months.
1) Can you provide a brief history and overview of M3D (how/when they were formed, etc.)? Who are the people involved in the company and what are their backgrounds?
2) Is the Micro the first 3D printer the company has brought to market? Who is the intended audience for a product like this? What have you seen/did you see in the 3D print industry that led you to want to design this printer at this price point as its radically different than others?
3) What prior knowledge, if any, would be required to use a product like the Micro?
4) What can you tell us about the build and design process in your printers? What materials can be used?
5) Without revealing too much (if possible) what is the short range (3-5 year) plan for your company? What do you see happening in the industry during this time as well?