Ting Tang, the founder of Elements Lab (Youtube channel available here), manages a Taiwan-based 3D design and printing startup. Elements Lab started as a 3D printing education center and printing service in 2013.
In 2015 the business model expanded to include the fabrication of 3D printing jewelry. Having a solid background in the IT industry, Ting tends to implement digital tools to bridge the gap between customized jewelry and demand of the masses.
In February 2016, Elements Lab launched their first Android application as a platform for any and every one to design jewelry without any need of prior CAD design experience. This application brings an entirely new user experience to both 3D printing and the jewelry industry.
Nora Toure: Ting, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?
Ting Tang: I am a native Taiwanese but I finished my college education in Japan. After graduation, I have worked in Japan for 6 years as a regional manager for a consumer product company where I learned a lot about product design and manufacturing.
After leaving Japan, I switched to the IT industry and started getting deeper involved with product planning and project management. Working in the IT industry took me to China and the USA, which truly broadened my horizons.
My major in college is business management, which basically has nothing related to 3D printing or engineering. People are often curious about how I connected with the 3D printing industry and I have to say it’s all accredited to what I have been trained throughout my previous career endeavors, before joining the 3D Printing industry.
Project management required cross-functional managing skills and supply chain management kept me vigilant for new products and suppliers. Back in 2013, 3D printing technology was spotted under my radar.
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