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Entrepreneurship in 3D thriving at Berks LaunchBox

For Penn State Berks alumnus Joe Sinclair, buying his first 3D printer nearly 10 years ago was a life-changing moment. Sinclair, 25, whom you could easily call “Mr. 3D Printer,” just launched his third business — Verde Mantis, LLC, the first local company focused on bringing 3D printing or additive manufacturing to the masses with its latest product, the 3D Mantis Printer. The new venture emerges from the Penn State Berks LaunchBox, located within the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in downtown Reading.

In regard to the creation of the Mantis 3D printer, Sinclair stated, “Years of working alongside 3D printers in manufacturing environments allowed us to understand the hurdles that prevent less technical folks from being able to utilize this groundbreaking technology. Imagine how making 3D printing easy and intuitive would democratize a technology that can change the world.”

Read the full press release and learn more about Joe Sinclair and Verde Mantis.