In an interview on the BBC’s Hardtalk program, the founder of 3D scanning software pioneer GeoMagic proclaimed that 3D printing is as big as the steam engine, Henry Ford, the production line or the Internet. “It’s the next big thing,” she confirms.
Ping Fu, co-founder and CEO of Geomagic, is not your average person. 15 years ago she started to look at combining the Internet with manufacturing to create the Internet of Things (15 years ago!). Far ahead of her time, she recalls, we were “shaping things by computer, and turning those shapes into products.” But then she saw her first 3D printer from 3D Systems Corporation and as she recalls “I was amazed by this machine.”
When Ping Fu says something, you’d better be listening!