March 28, 2022

Getting 3D Printing Ready for Primetime with Ahead Wind's Rob Paddock

Getting 3D Printing Ready for Primetime with Ahead Wind's Rob Paddock

Rob Paddock is co-founder & CEO of Ahead Wind. Ahead Wind was one of the first companies admitted into ODX and is currently technology that reduces human involvement in 3D printing.

Today’s conversation is about the future of 3D printing automation. Rob outlines how the general public is usually under the assumption that 3D printing is a push-button process. He underscores how it isn’t actually that simple in most commercial use cases - human involvement is often needed to calibrate printer settings.

We discuss how 3D printers need their own kind of operating system in the same ways that personal computers do. Rob brings great examples to the table for us to digest. Our conversation spans 3D applications for wind turbines, rocket ships, and much more.

For more information about what Rob & his team are building, visit aheadwind.com or follow Rob on Twitter @paddock_rob


Rob Paddock is co-founder & CEO of Ahead Wind. Ahead Wind was one of the first companies admitted into ODX and is currently technology that reduces human involvement in 3D printing. 

Today’s conversation is about the future of 3D printing automation. Rob outlines how the general public is usually under the assumption that 3D printing is a push-button process. He underscores how it isn’t actually that simple in most commercial use cases - human involvement is often needed to calibrate printer settings.

We discuss how 3D printers need their own kind of operating system in the same ways that personal computers do. Rob brings great examples to the table for us to digest. Our conversation spans 3D applications for wind turbines, rocket ships, and much more. 

For more information about what Rob & his team are building, visit aheadwind.com or follow Rob on Twitter @paddock_rob

Hosted by Marshall Kosloff and produced by Jackson Steger