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Ping Fu

Ping Fu

VP & Chief Entrepreneur Officer, 3D Systems

Honored in 2005 by Inc. Magazine as Entrepreneur of the Year, Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and scientist whose chosen expression is business. In 1997, Ping co-founded Geomagic, a 3D imaging software company, which was acquired by 3D Systems in February 2013. Before co-founding Geomagic, Ping was involved in the NCSA Mosaic software that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. Ping serves on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce and on the board of directors at the Long Now Foundation. Ping’s book "Bend, Not Break" was published by Portfolio Penguin in January 2013.

Latest from Ping Fu

Scanning whale fossils (Image courtesy of Cerro Ballena and the Smithsonian Institution)

This true facsimile of a prehistoric whale is a treasure from the past in two places at once. Read more »

Global innovators show their creations next to the Cube 3D printer

In the developing world, we have to start by changing kids’ views of education. Read more »

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The City X Project teaches problem solving using 3D printing by way of a fictional city on a distant planet. Read more »

Amanda walking tall in Budapest.

Talk about a step into the future… Exoskeletal robots, once the domain of science fiction, are now helping people in need rise from their wheelchairs. One day in the not-so-distant future, they may replace wheelchairs all together. Imagine being able to stand tall and walk again after months or years... Read more »

There is a subset of artists who use 3D technology not as the sole means of production, but as a catalyst in a larger workflow. Sometimes, these are artists who want to continue with a traditional production method, but ramp it up with 3D printing. Others want to combine digital... Read more »

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My job at 3D Systems gives me the 3D tools to tinker at a high level. The highest level, really, considering we’ve got scanning, design, and 3D printing right here. I’m a lucky guy. So when my quadcopter started to show some of its design flaws, I took to a... Read more »

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