Laurence Berthoud-Lafarge – “Manufacturing will have to adapt to technical changes, pollution problems related to transport, waste caused by overproduction”

By on June 27th, 2018 in interview


 Laurence Berthoud-Lafarge
Laurence Berthoud-Lafarge

Laurence is the founder of a fablab and “La Fab”, a 3D Printing service company.

She is also the chief delegate of the incubator Les Premières. All these activities are based around Dijon, in the Bourgogne Franche Comté, in the east of France. In 2012, she was the first to talk about 3D printing in the area. Laurence also does a lot to support and encourage women to work in the 3D printing field.

Nora Toure: Laurence, you are involved in several activities about 3D printing. Let’s start with your first experience: Kelle Fabrik. Could you explain what is it and why you created this fab lab?

Laurence Berthoud-Lafarge: The role of a fablab is to put people in touch, to create, learn and manufacture. it seemed to me that it was a good way to participate in the democratization of digital manufacturing and in particular 3D printing.

Nora Toure: Then came “La FAB”. How did you come to build the company? Could you explain furthermore the services that “La FAB” provide?

Laurence Berthoud-Lafarge: Soon, companies came to the fablab to ask for training, help to understand the technology and test it. An association is not made to meet the technical needs of companies. This is why we decided to create the “La FAB”. its role is to help little company integrate 3D printing in their process. help businesses to develop differently to produce differently.

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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.