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Where are they now? Meet Ben Reytblat - NextFab member from August 2010-July 2012

Posted by Evan Malone

Jan 13, 2014 2:16:00 PM

Ben Reytblat
Founder/Engineer of 3DMonstr

Ben joined NextFab during the first year we were open for business, and I recall him as one of the most technically competent and productive, as well as enthusiastic and generous people to grace the NextFab community. I was very pleased that Ben valued what NextFab has to offer enough to make the commute from the Princeton, NJ area down to Philadelphia in his spare time. He also quickly ran up against some of the limitations of capabilities back then, and I recall feeling a bit embarrassed that we couldn’t offer him a CNC milling machine adequate for his needs (the Roland MDX-540 was our only CNC mill at the time).  Hey Ben - look at us now!... Anyway, I lost touch with Ben back in 2012, and always worried that we had failed him somehow.  Just recently, a colleague of mine sent me a link to a Kickstarter campaign by a new 3D printer company in Princeton, and lo and behold! there was Ben!  I contacted him to say hi and catch up, and he was generous enough to ease my mind on the issue of why he left NextFab...

Topics: members, kickstarter


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