Leslie Frost – “Aerospace is in its infancy with 3D printing and it is just beginning to realize the true capabilities of additive manufacturing”

By on May 24th, 2017 in interview


 Leslie Frost of Arcam
Leslie Frost of Arcam

Leslie Frost manages Arcam’s marketing efforts globally for the EBM business along with AP&C’s powder business and DTI’s orthopedic contract manufacturing business since April 2016. 

Leslie has been working in the 3D world starting with Dassault Systemes SolidsWorks Corp. since 2008. Her experience with 3D printing started with the 3D CAD world and moved to 3D printing for plastics with the Polyjet technology.  

When Objet and Stratasys merged she played a critical role in managing the marketing efforts to promote both the Polyjet and the FDM technologies together. Since moving to Arcam she has expanded her knowledge into the metal 3D printing world and is currently promoting and helping to expand the applications and technologies for the EBM process in orthopedics and aerospace production.

Nora Toure: Leslie, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?

Leslie Frost: My first introduction to the capabilities of 3D printing was when I worked at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks as a Program Marketing Manager. In this position, I worked closely with SolidWorks 3D CAD software customers to explore some of the amazing and innovative designs that SolidWorks was bringing to life. 

During a couple of these interviews, I met customers that were using 3D printers to perfect their designs. Seeing firsthand the capability of 3D printing and beginning to understand the benefit, I knew I wanted to be a part of this industry.

It was at this time that I saw a job opening working in the marketing department for Objet in Billerica, Massachusetts. I have been working to promote and advance the capabilities, applications and overall usage of 3D printing ever since.

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By Nora Toure

California-based Nora Toure is the woman behind “Women in 3D Printing”, a group dedicated to promoting and showcasing the use of 3D printing for women. She’s also the Director of Sales & Service Factory Operations at Fast Radius, and a TEDx speaker.