International Women’s Day, March 2018:
Anarkik3D’s CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, who is also an internationally known designer maker/jeweller, is one of 3Ders.org’s 50 influential & inspiring women in 3D printing
For the 2nd year, this time for Women’s Day 2018, Anarkik3D’s CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, has been included on 3Ders.org‘s (non-exhaustive) list of influential women in the 3D printing industry that Tess Boissonneault compiled on 8th March. 3Ders provides the latest news about 3D printing technology and 3D printers. It is now six years old and has around 1.5 million unique visitors per month.
“In light of the ongoing struggles for women in tech, 3Ders wants to highlight and celebrate some of the women who have made and are making an impact in the 3D printing industry. These are women who have not only contributed to the advancement of the technology and its applications but who have helped to challenge and begin to break down barriers in the field.”
From scientists to company founders, makers, engineers, and designers:
“Women have played a crucial role in the proliferation of 3D printing across a number of industries.”
About Ann Marie Shillito, Anarkik3D’s CEO
“In 2007, contemporary designer/maker Ann Marie Shillito co-founded the Scotland-based 3D software development company Anarkik3D. Since then, Anarkik3D has been a useful platform for designers unaccustomed to using CAD technologies to work with 3D modeling. Created by and for designers, Shillito’s company has incorporated touch and tactility into 3D modeling through its [off-the shelf] signature haptic 3D mouse, making for a unique and innovative 3D design experience.”
The full list is here and well worth reading through the amazing work these 49 women are doing and certainly another few can be added to the list, like Deirdre MacCormack, Chief Marketing Officer at Mcor Technologies. Then there are the jewellers and other 3D artists – actually this is another list altogether that we would love to see 3Ders.org compile! Artists are important communicators and explorers of technology as they push the boundaries. Ann Marie should also be on this list for not only opening up access to 3D printing for everyone especially artists and designer makers who struggle with CAD but also for her work as a jeweller using 3D printing.