BR 3D – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
Technology has enabled us to accomplish all sorts of things that we never thought possible. And it’s not only world-renowned experts in Silicon Valley who are accomplishing these feats. Scientists and engineers right here in South Louisiana are creating amazing technologies and products, and building successful businesses around them.
Craig Billings is co-owner of Acadian Robotics, a nearly five-year-old company that is Louisiana’s only manufacturer of 3D printers. Craig and his partner built their first printer in 2012. Since then they have discovered a market for their printers in schools and library systems, and are placing them in parishes throughout south Louisiana. Their goal is to put 3D printers in every school, library and museum in the state.
Craig sheds light on the consumer 3D printer revolution and why it seems to be a long time coming.
Photos at Mansurs on the Boulevard by Ken Stewart.