Zach Kaplan

Zach Kaplan

Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Inventables. He founded the company in 2002 and bootstrapped it until 2009. A maker his whole life, he is on a mission to ignite digital manufacturing world wide and provide everyone with ambition a way to get started. Named a “modern Leonardo” by the Museum of Science and Industry, his dream is create a world with 2 million digital manufacturers that have raving fans, not customers.

Latest from Zach Kaplan

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I’ve been a “maker” my whole life. I was introduced to making by my parents through construction toys like LEGOs, Duplos, Construx, Tinker Toys, Cardboard Red Bricks, and just about every other construction toy on the market. My grandfather got me my first soldering iron and my first remote control... Read more »

Zach Kaplan Presenting Award to Hugh Lyman

Last year, at Maker Faire in San Mateo, we launched a global competition to find ways to reduce the cost of producing parts on a 3D printer that uses plastic filament as its feedstock. 3D printing holds great promise for prototyping and small-volume production, but it has the potential for... Read more »