Richard Horne is well known in the 3D printing community as RichRap. Richard is a highly passionate advocate of 3D printing, for the home, education and industrial sectors. Since joining the open-source maker movement and then the RepRap project in 2009, Richard has been writing, blogging, developing and sharing ideas for greater consumer interest in 3D printing.
Richard provides technical consultancy for the 3D printing industry and is part of the 3D Printing Association advisory board, where he is also developing and promoting industry standards for the home 3D printing sector. Richard's work is helping to make this high-tech industry a little easier for everyone to join in and collaborate, whilst also pushing the technical boundaries of design and personal manufacturing.
Richard's professional background spans over two decades of experience in the electronics industry, firstly as an electronics engineer and more recently, commercially in both a Sales & Marketing and new product development. His work spans a wide range of technologies and industries for both consumer and industrial sectors. From Arcade Games to Washing Machines Richard has designed and developed products used by millions all around the world.