Our Story started off with a concept
Our story started off with a concept
When it comes down to it, we’re engineers. And when we encounter a problem, it’s compulsive for us to find a solution, or create one. We look to the greatest inventors in history and we see a shared vision: a contagious curiosity about how things work, and an insatiable desire to improve the world.
That curiosity inspires us - a vision to push technology forward further than people thought was possible. One of the great architects, Louis Sullivan, had a philosophy that has permeated design, engineering, and architecture: form ever follows function. Within the context of architecture, it means that the shape of a building should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose. It’s simple, but profound. And that philosophy led us to re-imagine some of the components on the 3D desktop printer we were using at the time. Were they optimally designed and structured based on their intended function? We told you it’s compulsive...That lens to life has unlocked engineering discoveries that led to the formation of Slice Engineering®. Because of these discoveries, you can now print faster, with higher resolution, using engineering-grade plastics.
Our raison d'etre, the reason for the existence of Slice Engineering, is:
To push the boundaries of thermodynamics so people can print their dreams.
Our vision, the way we accomplish the mission, is to: Be the world's most technologically advanced additive manufacturing component supplier, known everywhere for making the best that money can buy.
Three Pillars support our vision:
1) Technological supremacy - we build harder, better, faster, stronger than anyone else
2) Global reach - be in every economy that matters
3) Elite brand identity - the best money can buy
Value Added Innovation - We create things that bring new value to the market. We don’t follow the crowd, preferring to blaze a new trail.
Let Form Follow Function - We search for functional solutions to engineering problems while avoiding the superfluous. There is beauty in function. This is our design philosophy.
Culture of Integrity - We commit to doing the right thing, even when it is not the most comfortable or profitable thing. We care about the long game.
Systemic Excellence - We address problems head on, building for the future.
Customer Focused Urgency - We maintain the determination and grit to get the job done right and on time for our customers.
Domestic Manufacturing - We strive to produce whatever possible as local as possible.
Meet the Founders
Co-Founder & CEO
Dan is a mechanical engineer that was turned to the Dark Side of Business, i.e. sales and marketing, when he started Slice Engineering. He is passionate about using 3D printing as a tool to help people bring their ideas to life.
Co-Founder & CTO
Chris Montgomery, PE
Per Clayton Christensen, Chris identifies a customer's "job to be done" before designing a product. His designs begin with first principles, as a rule. The refined form and function of the natural world humbles and inspires Chris.