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Scott Crump

Inventor of Fused Deposition Modelling

Ask a member of the public what they know about 3D printing, and the chances are they will describe the process that Scott Crump patented in 1989. Since then the FDM process has developed into a true industrial AM process, and is also the basis for the ‘desktop revolution’ of the last few years. In this regard, Scott’s invention lead both the first and second waves of AM adoption, and continues to develop into new niches today. Stratasys, the company Scott founded with wife Lisa, is today one of the largest machine and service providers for AM globally.