Meet The Judges
Andreas Bastian is a designer, engineer, and artist who develops and applies cutting edge 3D printing technologies. Currently a 3D printing research scientist at Autodesk, he studies both novel and established additive manufacturing technologies and their role in the near future. He has conducted research in fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology as lead R&D engineer at Makerbot Industries and developed low-cost selective laser sintering technology (SLS) at both the Miller Lab for Microphysiological Systems and Advanced Materials and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute at Rice University. More recently as an artist in residence at Autodesk, he explored low cost metal laser sintering, developed an un-bounded 3D printing system with applications in digital textile fabrication, and researched mesostructured cellular materials.
Andreas has been deeply involved with the design of low cost 3D printed prosthetics since he began working with the open source e-NABLE Community in 2013. His design work in e-NABLE has focused on refining the body-device interface for 3D printed devices, improving the strength and functionality of the devices, and developing infrastructure and systems to facilitate community-driven research and development to affect change on a global scale.
Andy Christensen has been active in the 3D printing (aka: additive manufacturing) industry since the early 1990’s, the entire time with a focus on medical applications. From 2000 to 2014 he was the Founder and President of Medical Modeling Inc., a world-leading, medical device 3D Printing service bureau based in Golden, Colorado. In April 2014 Medical Modeling was acquired by 3D Systems Corporation. From April 2014 until leaving in March 2015 Andy lead the creation of a new business vertical for 3D Systems in medical devices as VP, Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices.
Andy is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver, with a BS in Business. He played a role in developing technologies used around the world giving surgical teams more confidence and providing patients with excellence in reconstructive surgical care. He and his team created entirely new sets of tools that didn’t exist in the areas of virtual surgical planning, patient-specific anatomical modeling, personalized surgical guides and 3D printed metallic implants.
Andy has been actively involved with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers RTAM (Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing) technical community for many years and is a past Chair of the SME/RTAM Steering Committee. He has authored three book chapters and a number of articles on the use of 3D Printing technology for medical device applications. He is a recipient of the 2009 SME/RTAM Industry Achievement Award, a prestigious award given for groundbreaking work in the AM industry. Andy’s personal interests include cooking, skiing, scuba diving and enjoying the great state of Colorado with his family.
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As CEO of Create Prosthetics and Head Clinician for Mountain Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, Jeff Erenstone has built a practice which specializes in custom and small production designs for Adaptive Athlete. Recently Create Prosthetics has branched into fabricating prosthetic components out of flexible 3D printed materials. Jeff is educated as a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and has two offices in Northern New York. In addition to his clinician practices, Jeff holds a position on the multiple eNABLE Advisory Boards. He is a member of the Mobility Saves Committee which is designed to educate stakeholders about the field of Prosthetic and Orthotics. He volunteers with Camp No limits, a camp for children with limb loss. As well he is a principal founder of Operation Namaste, an organization which is dedicated to improving O and P care in Nepal. He believes that future of care in the developing world will use a combination traditional Orthotic and Prosthetic techniques and modern 3D printed designs.
Scott Summit co-founded Bespoke Innovations, Inc. in 2009 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Summit’s clients included Apple, Nike, Palm, and various other companies both large and small. Mr. Summit’s designs have earned international design awards, including the IDSA, IDEA, Good Design, and Core77. Mr. Summit holds over 20 design and utility patents. In addition to design, He has held faculty positions at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon, and Singularity University. He has spoken at TEDx Cambridge, the Vanguard Lecture Series, the Summit Series, Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series and keynoted at Autodesk University. Mr. Summit writes for Time Compression Magazine on the arts and technology enabled by additive fabrication.