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Revolutionizing Manufacturing Through 3D Printing

with Gabe Bentz

Revolutionizing Manufacturing Through 3D Printing

with Gabe Bentz

Most pitmasters will tell you great barbecue is really about time; it’s why “low and slow” is often regarded as the pinnacle of cooking methods.

Slant 3D CEO Gabe Bentz is no pitmaster, but he is a printmaster – as in 3D printing, and it’s in large part because he too grasps the power of time. It permeates his decision-making, and the wisdom he shares in studio for Episode 46. From a youth spent on an Oregon ranch, to a scrappy Kickstarter era, to now helming a burgeoning Boise business on the cusp of international growth, Gabe’s knowledge is matched only by his ambition and strategizing. In this episode, he leads a can’t-miss exploration of 3D printing, robot butlers, education, customer analysis, and failure.

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Episode Timeline

4:20
The kickoff to Gabe careers working for two computer industry titans
5:33
Gabe’s experience pursuing his engineering degree and why he paused from it
10:40
Robot butlers
13:55
Gabe’s introduction to 3D printing and finding ways to make the then-early technology more useful
19:00
The decision to build 3D printers from scratch, and the benefits it reaped
21:03
Reflecting on the Kickstarter days, and one of the first big 3D-printing projects that sold for $26 million
24:20
The education gap, and finding ways to develop a more knowledgeable technology workforce
28:20
Will customers reconsider a technology in the future if they have a poor first experience?
32:55
The Boise Megafarm: A blueprint for building more factories in the U.S. and abroad
36:50
The meticulous process of Gabe’s 3D printing, and the debate over how many ways to print actually exist
40:40
The realm of 3D printing Gabe is excited to explore in the future
43:15
Hesitations of those trying printing for the first time
45:00
Awesome printable products that satisfy a need and that are not readily available
50:20
Gabe’s advice for those looking for success
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This episode is
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Gabe Bentz

CEO

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Gabe Bentz

CEO

Slant 3D
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