After studying design and art, Marylou began her career in prototyping and 3D printing for a French car manufacturer.
Today, Marylou is still a designer and production manager at Fabulous 3D, a consulting and support company based in Lyon and Paris. Due to her position and experience, she has a good knowledge of the 3D printing process, materials and parts design.
Nora Toure: Marylou, could you let us know your background and what brought you in 3D printing?
Marylou Morat: I firstly studied industrial Design and then Fine Arts and finally prototyping process.
I started manufacturing with traditional physical mock-up technologies, like machining, milling, laser cutting, modelling, cutting, sanding, moulding .
3D printing quickly became an indispensable tool.
At school’s workshop and at different companies where I worked, I had access to 3D printing machines, including SLA, FDM and SLS.
Nora Toure: What was your first experience in 3D printing?
Marylou Morat: Firstly at school, to try and learn, there was a FDM machine at the school’s workshop.
When I worked for the design studio of Renault Trucks France, we used it every day to materialize our ideas. We printed shapes after we made a lot of post-processing like sanding, painting, varnish, sticking ..
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