Sarah Boisvert – “It is much easier now to work in digital fabrication technology than it was 30 years ago. At least now there ARE other women in additive!”

By on August 8th, 2018 in interview


 Sarah Boisvert
Sarah Boisvert

Sarah Boisvert is the founder of the Fab Lab Hub, an MIT-based Fab Lab Network non-profit. 

Fab Lab Hub helps start new maker spaces, conducts workforce and entrepreneurship training in digital fabrication, and organizes the annual DigiFabCon. Additionally, Sarah co-founded the commercial division and is the current Chief 3D Printing Officer of Potomac Photonics, Inc

With over 30 years experience in the design, development, and commercialization of high technology products utilizing Digital Fabrication, Sarah has a lot of knowledge to share! You can read about it in her latest book, “The New Collar Workforce: An Insider’s Guide to Making Impactful Changes to Manufacturing and Training“.

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

Sarah Boisvert: I co-founded the commercial division of Potomac Photonics, a laser and machine tool manufacturer that also had a contract services bureau mostly building medical devices. About 5 years ago, current President and CEO Mike Adelstein started adding other types of fabrication tools to our capabilities and we began exploring novel applications utilizing additive.

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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.