Bre Pettis to lead Bold Machines, independent product development workshop.
Still relatively new to the Stratasys family, the product incubation company is a workshop that helps design and create products with 3D printing and so far has aided dozens of projects throughout the design process.
Launched by Bre as a unit of Stratasys in 2014, following his departure from the company’s desktop 3D printing subsidiary to head up the new venture, the former Stratasys Innovation Workshop has worked on a range of projects from animated films to bionic limbs using a range of Stratasys machines including the Polyjet, Fortus, Solidscape and MakerBot series.
“I have built tools that empower other people to build products for the last decade, and I’m excited to jump over the fence and build products myself,” says Pettis. “With a strong passion for innovation and the future of product design, we will begin a new chapter with Bold Machines. We believe that by changing the way things are made, 3D printing will have incalculable impact on our lives and our future.”
”It’s important to have entities such as Bold Machines to advance the adoption of 3D printing and make it more accessible,” says David Reis, Chief Executive Officer at Stratasys. “Bre is a visionary and has an unceasing desire to answer the question ‘What’s Next?’ I look forward to a continued close-working relationship with Bre. Stratasys will continue to innovate new products, as well as work with its partners and customers to pioneer ground-breaking applications, to make 3D printing more accessible and widely adopted."
Now listed an as “independent product development workshop” Bold Machines will continue be led by Bre and work closely with Stratasys technology on future projects.