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Interview: Dr. Adrian Bowyer on the 10th anniversary of RepRap

Written by David

September 20, 2018

Today is the official anniversary of RepRap . At 3D Printing Industry we are marking the occasion in a series of interviews with those closely linked to the project. If you’ve used a desktop FFF 3D printer the chances are that the RepRap project has influenced the design of the hardware or software. “On 29th May 2008 at 14:00 UTC Vik Olliver, Ed Sells and Adrian Bowyer assembled the very first child RepRap from a parent which was made by a proprietary 3D printer.” – RepRap website. I asked Dr. Adrian Bowyer a few questions about the origins of the RepRap project, the need for open source in 3D printing and what’s next for the industry. Adrian Bowyer’s desk circa 2009. Photo via Adrian Bowyer Michael Petch: So when is the official anniversary of RepRap? May 29th – I’ve seen a few celebrations already? Dr. Adrian Bowyer: I had […]

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