With a Missing Link set piece at LAIKA Studios in March 2019
One year ago today, I formally launched Additive Integrity.
It's been quite a year.
In 2018, I appreciated the opportunity to embark on this new adventure. It took me new places, opened new doors, and introduced new endeavors. As we rolled into 2019, things continued on.
In addition to the editing and writing work that started me on this additive manufacturing journey, and the speaking engagements I had started in on last year, I added a few new hats. I've now acted as a jury member on three design challenges -- with Stratasys/GrabCAD, the 3D Pioneers Challenge, and the 3D Hubs Student Grant -- and have provided review and consulting in developing additive manufacturing courses.
Through it all, the north star on my solo sailing expedition has been with my primary client, Fabbaloo, where I am loving my position as Managing Editor. If you need me on a day-in-day-out basis, find me at that site, regularly writing and doing all of our editing and scheduling as we continue to grow. We officially launched together in August, so that hasn't been quite a full year yet, but we'll count it in this review. I'm so proud to work with Kerry and Marney, and to see our efforts continue to add to Fabbaloo's growth. We have a few new efforts in mind that will be coming quite soon to add to our ongoing daily coverage of all things 3D printing.
With other online news sources, primarily as a contributor at Forbes.com and with my weekly 3D printing industry digest over at All3DP, progress also continues apace. It's a real delight to reach other audiences, and a lovely challenge to adapt to these different platforms.
Travel has continued as well, as 2019 has seen me on the road again, from SOLIDWORKS World in Texas to HP's new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, from XponentialWorks in California to The Technology House in my own home state of Ohio. Site visits remain a favorite for me, as the more installations I see and the more people I talk to, the more I can understand our industry and appropriately share perspectives. Attending RAPID + TCT allowed me the opportunity to visit Wacker's US base for ACEO with its silicone 3D printing and opened the door for a recent return trip to Detroit to visit SLM Solutions North America. In the spring, I flew out to Portland to visit LAIKA -- because the 3D printing industry doesn't always mean manufacturing centers, sometimes it's movie studios.
I have also continued to enjoy my work with industry participants, helping to create thought pieces on collaboration like this one for Protolabs, as well as blogs to help convey company updates, white papers to focus on applications, case studies detailing customer successes, and more. Sitting on that side of the table has been a new experience for me in the last year, and it's one I greatly enjoy. I'm glad to say I'm in talks with a few new clients now and look forward to helping more teams I believe in -- a very important benefit of working as I do means, as an aside, that I only work with teams and technologies I believe in -- to convey their messaging.
Again sharing a bit from the personal side of life, I'm excited to touch on some more changes to come soon as my husband and I are expecting a son this autumn. While this will have some impact on operations at Additive Integrity -- I'm due the week of formnext 2019 and will be on maternity leave 1 November 2019 until 1 March 2020 -- I'm already looking forward to a busy and active spring back in the 3D printing action.
Our big news announcement
Thanks so much to all who have been along for the ride these first twelve months of operations at Additive Integrity. I look forward to an even more successful second year -- and of course to continuing focus on 3D printing and 3D technologies as Industry 4.0 matures.