Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP) is a global organization, increasing the visibility of female leaders in the additive manufacturing community and encouraging more new-comers to use 3D Printing technologies. Their ultimate goal is to promote and support the development of an industry that reflects the world in which it operates. By the nature of Additive Manufacturing itself, because it is a manufacturing tool, it is meant to be used across industries. This is why they believe this industry should be enriched by the diverse backgrounds that compose its workforce. Wi3DP centers around the idea that we should embrace those diverse backgrounds because they are what makes this industry so rich and interesting.
The Pittsburgh Chapter of Wi3DP is helping to build a network of people in the Pittsburgh region that are interested in additive manufacturing. They are looking to inspire women and other minorities from all ages to get more involved in manufacturing by highlighting the exciting opportunities that 3D printing can bring to industry. Wi3DP Pittsburgh hosts events, seminars and social gatherings to build connections in industry, universities, K-12 and hobbyists.
While event speakers/hosts are generally female, all genders are welcome to attend any of their in-person and virtual events.
Pittsburgh Regional Ambassadors:
- Liza Allison, Program Manager for the NextManufacturing Center at CMU
- Georgette Nelson, Senior Program Manager at NCDMM/America Makes
- Elizabeth Henry, Founder/Principal at Henry General Strategies