Learner, maker, innovator & 3D technology enthusiast, Kadine James is Hobs studio’s 3D Tech Lead. Combining 6+ years’ experience in 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.
She’s driven by big ideas, a global mindset & empowering the use 3D printing in art and architecture. She is also collaborating with international galleries, leading contemporary artists / architects, and sets out to create a platform for 3D printing VR/AR/MR learning opportunities for young people to get involved with 3DTech in central London, at Hobs studios hub and incubator for thought leadership in the wider 3D printing makers VR/AR/MR tech industry.
Kadine is a STEM ambassador and technology correspondent with Planning TV. A Maker and VR producer and curator, Kadine produced the largest 3D printed Master Plan Project’s in the UK, she also curates 3D printing and VR projects the for the public realm along with working with leading music artist’s.
She specializes in immersive experiences for broad and diverse audiences and leads the 3D Academy which delivers career pathways in 3D printing VR/AR/MR at Hobs studios with The Mayor of London and London Legacy. In addition to her busy schedule, she is now working directly with Women in 3D Printing as she is the local London ambassador for our very first London Women in 3D Printing meetup, happening May 1st!
Nora Toure: Kadine, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?
Kadine James: My background is in art and design, I have always been interested in tech and the use of digital tools and how the technologies of our time are being used across many disciplines when the opportunity came about to work at the biggest 3D printing company in the UK I jumped at it.
I love good design along with the making and fabrication process. Additive Fabrication is one of those rare technologies that although 20 years old is just coming into its own. In the beginning, the models were fragile and brittle and could only be used for form but now with improved plastics, binders, and even metals, you can create a very robust end-use part. And when you begin to consider the wide array of other materials that can ultimately be used I believe the potential is endless.
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