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The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast

May 25, 2017

Pushing the limit of 3D printing and trying new 3D Printing Filament – Matthew Gorton– Ep32

Matthew Gorton is Mechanical Engineer who has transitioned from employee to entrepreneur. For many years, he worked at WL Gore, in both Arizona and Delaware. (WL Gore is best known for the Gore-Tex Brand). As an aside, I also worked there as a summer intern in 2006.

Matt has since left that job to pursue his passion of 3D printing as a full time career. His business is PrintedSolid, which is both an online and brick and motor 3D printer retailer. He sells many desktop 3D printers and materials, mostly the ColorFabb brand.

We discuss his transition into entrepreneurship. Then we get into a lot of 3D printing details and details on new materials for 3D printing. We also discuss a new metal desktop 3D printer.


Key Takeaways

  1. Matt followed his dreams through and the business is succeeding. Don’t doubt yourself when you want to pursue your passions.
  2. While we discussed many aspects of 3D printing, one of my big takeaways is how many different materials there are and that I need to experiment with more materials like he is doing.

To contact Matt:

-          Twitter, Instagram: @printedsolid


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