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3D Printing Crosses the Chasm

Joseph DeSimone, Carbon
With Tom Byers, Stanford University

Carbon founder and executive chairman Joe DeSimone describes how Carbon expanded 3D printing from a mostly niche prototyping technology into a legitimate manufacturing platform. A number of consumer products, particularly an Adidas shoe with a Carbon-printed midsole, helped the company scale toward applications like football helmets, bike seats, car parts, and dentures.