Jim Scott, a professional with a background in aerospace and an MBA from Thunderbird, has devoted his entire career to the tech industry. His journey with 3D printing began with 3D Systems when they were still a startup. Recently, inspired by his work on modeling homelessness in Colorado Springs, Jim designed and built a 4' cube 3D printer prototype specifically for 3D printing mortar cement. This innovative approach became a means to address the need for low-cost housing.
Currently, Jim is the Co-Founder and CEO of StructureBot, our featured story on the Offsite Construction Series on Offsite Dirt with host Audree Grubesic. He explained that their team are in the process of building their Gen-2 printer, focusing on printing foundations for builders. The scope of their projects extends beyond foundations, including a notable initiative involving a 1400 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, featuring a 450 sq ft accessory dwelling unit (ADU) for a low-income family. The collaboration with builders is a key aspect of their approach.
As they progress, Jim envisions expanding the reach of their 3D printing systems, initially in North America and subsequently in Latin America within the next 2-3 years.
Jim sheds light on the benefits of a 3D printing system, particularly in construction, and addresses the insulating properties of cement. The focus on starting with smaller developments and then growing indicates a strategic approach to scaling their impact.
StructureBot's commitment to finding solutions for homelessness is evident in Jim's endeavors. The driving force behind his work is the desire to improve housing outcomes, especially for those in need. Creating homes for the homeless is not only a noble cause but also addresses a critical societal issue. The dedication to this mission underscores the importance of using technology and innovation to make a positive impact on people's lives.
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