Sol Belén Colqui: 3D Printing Is My Job And My Hobby
Sol Belén Colqui is a young enthusiast, passionate about self-learning and entrepreneurship.
Her passion for knowledge has led her to train in the area of psychology, accounting, and programming. She met the world of additive manufacturing three years ago and since then she has perfected her 3D modeling and printing skills, investigating different tools, developments, and applications. She is the founder of #MujeresqueHacen, a makerspace oriented only to women where projects are developed combining different specializations (art, robotics, design, clothing, 3D printing).
Nora Toure: Sol, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing in the first place?
Sol Belén Colqui: After finishing my studies in Economics and organizational management I specialized in accounting, then I started my degree in psychology. I met the 3d printing industry thanks to a meeting of a RepRap community that I attended out of curiosity.
Nora Toure: What was your very first experience with 3D Printing?
Sol Belén Colqui: My first approach to 3d printing was a keychain that was given to me, but the best experience was when I had my first 3d printer, I spent twenty minutes staring at a calibration cube.
Nora Toure: Could you explain furthermore what Design.S3D is and the services that you are providing?
Sol Belén Colqui: We provide design and modeling service, printing and training to companies. We have already worked for the police, the subway company and universities. Now, a large part of our work is about printing large scale pieces and complex designs, collaborating with designers, theater companies and artists.
Nora Toure: How did you come to build the company?
Sol Belén Colqui: Design.S3D was my second step in 3D printing, encouraging me to apply my knowledge and facilitate additive manufacturing to those who need it. This project allowed me to face new challenges and to know new technologies.
Nora Toure: You are also Women in 3D Printing Buenos Aires ambassador. What can you tell us about Buenos Aires’s community?
Sol Belén Colqui: Argentina has a collaborative community that is always willing to share their knowledge, support and help others. These months working as an ambassador for Wi3DP has allowed me to meet wonderful, intelligent and inspiring people.
As a community, we define ourselves as being enthusiastic and innovative. We share our experiences, projects and help each other.
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