Dr. David Prawel has worked for more than 30 years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and educator in 3D technology and digital product development. He specializes in helping turn great ideas into successful commercial products, and is founder and president at Longview Advisors Inc., consulting worldwide for dozens of manufacturers and 3D technology innovators. Dr. Prawel teaches 3D printing and researches biomaterials at Colorado State University. In 2013, he founded the Idea-2-Product 3D Printing Laboratory at CSU, a public-access center for 3D printing, scanning, and fabrication. He is founder and chair of the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress, now in its twelfth year. Dr. Prawel has a B.S. and M.S. from University of Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University.