Interview: Mr. Evan Kuester

“If you say you can do something, do it.”

evaEvan Kuester works in the research and development department at 3DSystems as an Advanced Applications Engineer. Originally specializing in the design of 3D printed prosthesis with groups like E-nableing the Future,3DSystems-Bespoke Innovations, and Limbitless Solutions, his work has now crossed into many different fields. These fields include but are not limited to; Aerospace, Architecture, Medical Devices Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Education, and Art. His work has received tens of millions of views online and has been displayed in Museums and Exhibitions all over the world.

Trained as an Architect, Evan works with advanced parametric CAD and mesh design techniques. As well as researches how to design and optimize devices for various types of printing technologies. He also hashed experience with many forms of digital fabrications techniques including robotic automation, laser cutting and CNC machining. Mr. Kuester will be a speaker at #3DHEALS2017.


Q: What is your vision on the intersection of 3D Printing and healthcare?

A: As technology progresses we will be able to create ever smaller and more complex machines that will one day take the place of larger machines that keep patients hospital bound. Imagine a world where a something as complex as a dialysis machine could be implanted under someone’s skin.

Q: What is the biggest potential impact you see 3D printing (or bioprinting) having on the healthcare industry?

A: It will change the very way we go about designing and manufacturing any type of medical device or replacement body part.

Q: What challenges do you see arising in implementing 3D printing (or bioprinting) in healthcare sector in the next 5 years?

A: 1) Material Science. 2) FDA approvals. 3)Software capable of handling incredibly complex data. 4) Machine resolution — How small can you efficiently print an object.

Q: Who inspires you the most in the 3D printing industry?

A: The next generation of inventors and designers, they will take the design techniques being developed today and push them far beyond anything currently achievable.

Q: What is the best business lesson you have learned?

A: If you say you can do something, do it.

Q: What is the biggest business risk you have taken?

A: Dropping out of school to explore and design possibilities in field of study that did not exist at the time.