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About 3D Maryland

“In order for Howard County and the State of Maryland to compete we must be active players in the development of innovative technology. This technology has the potential to drive business growth through innovative products and processes. It will also transform existing companies and lead to the development of new start-ups.”
- Howard County Executive Ken Ulman 


3D Maryland is an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. Funded through a grant from Howard County, it is designed to help build and maintain connections among producers, while fostering innovation in the 3D printing and rapid prototyping industries.  

Using a state-of-the-art print lab, to be housed in the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, 3D Maryland will be able to offer entrepreneurs ability to rapidly manufacture prototypes and projects. 

Vision

To strengthen Maryland’s economy by increasing engagement with 3D printing and additive manufacturing among business, industry, and entrepreneurs, building on regional strengths and growing a local advanced manufacturing ecosystem

Mission 

To increase awareness of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies and the competitive advantages these technologies offer, and facilitate engagement and implementation to drive business growth through innovative products and processes to transform existing companies and to create new start-ups

About Jan Baum


Jan Headshot SmallJan Baum, Director of 3D Maryland, is a leader in bringing the 3D printing and
rapid technology agenda to the greater Baltimore region. Jan has held leadership roles at the NextGen M, Rapid Tech for Make and Manufacture conference, Rapid Tech Leaders and Learners user group, and is the founder and Director of Towson University’s Object Lab, a comprehensive, state-of the-art rapid technologies and digital fabrication lab and 2012 finalist for Smart CEO’s Volt Award.

Baum speaks regularly to wide variety of groups, including: economic development groups, Maryland World Class Consortium, MBA programs, supply chain management groups, tech transfer groups, business roundtables, chambers of commerce. In 2013 she hosted the leadership of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in their quarterly field trip at Object Lab and facilitated a roundtable of early adopters of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. In 2012, Baum co-hosted the first rapid tech and additive manufacturing conference in the greater Baltimore region.

Baum was named an Innovator of the Year by the Daily Record in 2013 and was part of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore’s Rock Star series in 2012, celebrating change-makers in the greater Baltimore region. Baum is a full professor at Towson University.

 

 

About 3D Maryland

3D Maryland is an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. Funded through a grant from Howard County, it is designed to help build and maintain connections among producers, while fostering innovation in the 3D printing and rapid prototyping industries.

MD Rapid Technology Map

A mapping of the rapid tech ecosystem in Maryland, containing area manufactures, businesses educational institutions and more!