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Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson
Lead Engineer, Formlabs

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Ian Ferguson is lead engineer at Formlabs working on all aspects of producing products from design to manufacturing and ongoing support. With an entrepreneurial background in mechatronic and robotics engineering he likes to get into the nitty gritty elements of design and development while maintaining a sharp focus on the market. He’s used to the startup hard work life style having worked previously at Bossa Nova Robotics creating high tech toys, and building robots for academic and military research at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.

Sessions

Office Hours
Location: O'Reilly Booth (Table C)
Ian Ferguson (Formlabs)
How do you grow a hardware startup from conception to small business? Through his background in mechatronic and robotics engineering, Ian will explain how to dive into the nitty-gritty elements of design and development while maintaining a sharp focus on the market. He’ll also answer questions about rapid prototyping in development and production. Read more.
Foundations
Location: Fleet Room
Ian Ferguson (Formlabs)
A presentation on the struggles of bringing the Form 1 3D printer to market from the perspective of the lead engineer on the project. I will discuss the development process from prototypes to maintaining a product post launch. The emphasis will be on using software tools combined with hardware to manufacture a more reliable, precise and capable 3D printer than possible before. Read more.