03 Nov Team portrait: Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage
The 3D OWA team is first and foremost a team of enthusiasts with very different backgrounds. Learn more about each of our team’s members!
1. Pierre-Antoine, could you introduce yourself and tell us more about your career?
After studies in international trade and strategic marketing, a job in book publishing and several years spent in London and abroad, I joined the Armor group, where I have worked on various exciting projects like recycling or the beneficiation of materials. An entrepreneur through and through, enthusiastic and passionate about everything I undertake, I take pleasure in developing this new 3D printing activity in the Armor group.
After the manner of a startup, OWA 3D is a true entrepreneurial project for the group combining ecology with technology. 35 years old, married and father to 2 boys, I also love sport, horse-riding in particular. For me it’s a complete discipline combining nature, animals and competition, one in which strength and sensitivity are finely balanced!
2. What is your role at Armor?
I am in charge of developing the OWA 3D business in the Armor group. A mission aimed at developing this business dedicated to sustainable 3D printing!
I discovered 3D printing a few years ago at a conference on the 3rd industrial revolution, spearheaded by 3D printing technologies. I immediately thought that the Armor group could add its contribution to this revolution.
3. What do you like most about this technology?
The infinite range of applications! But above all the possibility of making things differently in an environmentally-friendly manner, preserving resources and reusing them ingeniously. I really appreciate the spirit that reigns around this technology. Obviously there is the economic aspect, but I think that a very free and open-minded spirit reigns, specific to the world of makers.
“3D printing for everyone” is what the Armor group wishes to establish by contributing its know-how to everyone. In my view 3D printing can take part in the change of model we need to find a way out of the systemic crisis we are in, which requires a real change in the way we produce and consume.
4. How do you imagine the future of 3D printing?
What’s great about 3D printing is that we can’t imagine all its future possibilities. In the years to come we should see increasingly efficient machines and ever more varied materials emerge, thereby reducing their environmental impact with less and less waste and limiting the resources we use… to allow us as humans to give concrete expression to our ideas in 3D!
Read the opinion of Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage at the 3D Print show in Lyon