Anna Shcherbinina: “I Think Our Nearest Future We Will Be Quite Closely Connected To Hardware”

By on February 19th, 2020 in interview

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 Anna Shcherbinina [Source: Women in 3D Printing]
Anna Shcherbinina [Source: Women in 3D Printing]

Anna Shcherbinina has been working at Artec 3D for nine years. 

She started as a remote developer before she joined the Moscow team, which is where most of her current team is located. After five years, she moved to Luxembourg, where the company is headquartered. Anna is responsible for Artec’s web projects, which complement the company’s 3D scanning solutions. 

With, a cloud processing side of a project launched five years ago, her web team has been able to add interesting features such as body measurement and video animation. She also works on less client-facing projects such as, which serves as a portal for scanner and software owners.

Nora Toure: Anna, could you let us know about your background and your journey to Additive Manufacturing?

Anna Shcherbinina: I got into IT when I was working as a web developer. I still work with web mostly but many of our projects compliment our hardware services. As Artec is a 3D scanning company and produces 3D scanners, somehow in spite of being responsible for web development, I am involved in some hardware processes as well. I come in with the web part, which complements our scanners. For example, specific individual scanner settings or automatic software updates accessible from the web.

Nora Toure: What is Artec 3D and what is the story behind it?

Anna Shcherbinina: Artec 3D formed in 2007 and since then has become a global leader in handheld and portable 3D scanners. What’s different about us is that we’re super high quality, yet really easy to use. Because of this our scanners have been used around the world in industries ranging from medical to reverse engineering, quality control to artefact conservation.

Nora Toure: Can you share about some projects you’ve worked on as the Web Development Team Leader?

Anna Shcherbinina: Despite being responsible for Web Development and cloud computing and infrastructure, I participated in hardware processes such as licensing of our scanners, and separate projects that work with 3D models of humans, body measurement for research projects.

For example, Shapify, which is a 3D booth for scanning human bodies, and Viewshape, a platform where our clients can upload their 3D models and view them in specific settings, a service connected to Artec Studio software.

Our customer care and support is really interesting too – it’s part of our internal infrastructure, and an unusual sales style of B2B2C where we don’t sell directly, but the clients of our resellers are connected to us. We are working all over the world, that also influences the complexity of our sales process.

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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.

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