Chris McCoy | http://www.you3dit.com
What do you do?
I’m the founder and CEO of You3Dit – a company founded to help people unlock their latent creativity leveraging a global network of designers and fabricators.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
Breaking down the traditional manufacturing model typically accessible only to engineers and people with large sums of money–to a more “industrial internet” of sorts, where people and their creative endeavors leverage idle machines and operators to bring their wild ideas to life.
What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
We will always have the goal to kill shipping–sending digital files in exchange for hardware is very compelling to us. Additionally, making locally, supporting the community of makers, engineers and tinkerers who invest in these desktop fabrication technologies to 1) connect with their neighbors and 2) support their local economies by fabricating as locally as possible.
What is your biggest goal right now?
Find a technical co-founder on the software side to help me build a platform which is easy to use and intuitive to access these designers and machines.
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
Creative types, people frustrated about not knowing how to build their hardware. Visionaries who can write about and help me describe our vision to the masses…to educate them on what is possible with a network like You3Dit and how our company will be a strong force in changing the way manufacturing works today.
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What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
I’m different because I’m batshit crazy about enabling regular people to take advantage of digital design and manufacturing processes. Probably to my own detriment…but I’m truly trying to enable people act on their latent and largely untapped creativity using a distributed network of designers and fabricators to help them bring their ideas to life.