About 3DEO

3DEO is an award-winning design, engineering and manufacturing service specializing in small, complex metal 3D printed components. This end-to-end service interfaces with customers at any stage of the development lifecycle to ensure seamless transitions into production at scale without having to use multiple suppliers for the same part.

Designed to Scale

3DEO was founded on the vision to become the premier metal 3D printing service to successfully combine mass production metal 3D printing capabilities with multi-disciplinary design and product development expertise.

Keeping customers’ pain points and overall goals in mind, 3DEO approaches each unique customer problem with a collaborative mindset and specialized additive knowledge to ensure optimal design solutions, part performance and operational efficiencies are applied to their products. The team at 3DEO works directly with customers to coordinate on-schedule deliveries and ensure timelines are met so that product teams can worry about what matters most: a successful launch at scale.

3DEO unveils its next-generation 3D printing platform,
Saffron, at a press conference in February 2022.

ISO Certified
MPIF
Made in the USA
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY BUILT FOR SCALE

Automation Where You Need It.
Collaboration Where You Want It.

3DEO’s dedicated team of engineers understands the product innovation process, partnering with customers along various points of their product development journey, and helping them launch and scale products with a competitive edge. As innovators themselves, 3DEO is one of the only end-to-end design and manufacturing services that uses its own proprietary technology and automation platform to provide high quality parts that are consistent from first articles through to production at scale.

3DEO’s History

From its very first prototype printer to its full-scale automated factory, 3DEO has been helping engineering teams solve their toughest problems, enabling their companies to launch quality products with a competitive edge.

2016

2018

2020

2022

3DEO is Founded Co-founders Matt Petros (CEO), Payman Torabi (CTO) and Matt Sand (President) establish 3DEO and begin work on their prototype printer built for mass production.
First Generation Production Printers The growing team at 3DEO installs their first set of first generation production printers in their new facility and starts fulfilling customer orders.
3DEO in Aerospace 3DEO produces its first flying aerospace part, a ball return tube for a linear ball screw, and bring their printers from one spindle to multi-spindle.
30,000 Parts Shipped In January, 3DEO ships 30,000 parts and expands production line with 10 new printers; enters the medical market with first customer PO.
150,000 Parts Shipped 3DEO closes its first consumer electronics PO and ships its 150,000th part. Later this year, they win design awards from MPIF and Design World.
1,000,000 Parts Shipped With a growing team of 100+ employees, 3DEO wins two more MPIF design awards and produces its millionth part.
Saffron Printer Unveiled 3DEO unveils its next-generation printing platform, Saffron, and reveals its award-winning, patented technology to the public for the first time in detail, including its growth plans over the next several years.

2017

2019

2021

3DEO’s History

From its very first prototype printer to its full-scale automated factory, 3DEO has been helping engineering teams solve their toughest problems to better enable their companies to launch quality products with a competitive edge.

2016

3DEO is Founded Co-founders Matt Petros (CEO), Payman Torabi (CTO) and Matt Sand (President) establish 3DEO and begin work on their prototype printer built for mass production.

2017

First Generation Production Printers The growing team at 3DEO installs their first set of first generation production printers in their new facility and starts fulfilling customer orders.

2018

3DEO in Aerospace 3DEO produces its first flying aerospace part, a ball return tube for a linear ball screw, and bring their printers from one spindle to multi-spindle.

2019

30,000 Parts Shipped In January, 3DEO ships 30,000 parts and expands production line with 10 new printers; enters the medical market with first customer PO.

2020

150,000 Parts Shipped 3DEO closes its first consumer electronics PO and ships its 150,000th part. Later this year, they win design awards from MPIF and Design World.

2021

1,000,000 Parts Shipped With a growing team of 100+ employees, 3DEO wins two more MPIF design awards and produces its millionth part.

2022

Saffron Printer Unveiled 3DEO unveils its next-generation printing platform, Saffron, and reveals its award-winning, patented technology to the public for the first time in detail, including its growth plans over the next several years.

COMPANY CULTURE

Team 3DEO

From hiring its first 2 employees to taking off as one of the highest volume 3D printing companies in the world, 3DEO has continued to invest in its company culture through diversity and inclusion initiatives, team events and outings, and community engagement. 3DEO is an American manufacturing company with its primary factory based in Torrance, CA.

Leadership

Matt Petros, PhD

Matt Petros, PhD

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Matt began his career as an applications engineer for Swagelok, where he was tasked with a combination of technical sales leadership and internal infrastructure development to support a new line of business for the organization. He established a highly successful custom solutions department within the industry’s leading gas and fluid systems manufacturer. Matt later pursued a PhD in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing. During the course of his doctoral studies, Matt co-invented and designed numerous metal additive manufacturing binder jetting processes. He worked hand-in-hand with various Fortune 500 companies to help develop high-impact 3D printing solutions using the latest technologies. This doctoral work reinforced his suspicion that the majority of industries were not able to transition metal 3DP to end-use applications. With this unique insight, 3DEO was established in an effort to empower our industrial partners through opportunistic technology transitions.
Payman Torabi, PhD

Payman Torabi, PhD

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Payman is an experienced electromechanical engineer with 15 years of experience developing robotic and additive technologies. Payman earned his PhD from the University of Southern California, where he developed several innovative metal additive solutions, including binder jetting. He has deep expertise in slicing software, mechatronics, and materials development for powder metal processes. Payman has used his unique skill sets to successfully develop and launch a commercial polymer-based 3D printer abroad. The Manufacturing Cloud was born out of Payman’s primary motivation to unlock human creative potential through democratized access to advanced manufacturing technologies.
Matt Sand

Matt Sand

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Matt received three bachelor’s degrees from Tulane University in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Political Science. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a Communications Officer. While stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Matt ran a team of 23 and was responsible for all core IT services. Matt then received his MBA from UCLA Anderson with a focus in entrepreneurship. Soon after graduating, he co-authored a book, The Agile Startup, with a professor of entrepreneurship. The book was published by Wiley & Sons in 2013. Since receiving his MBA, Matt has played a variety of roles across the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has founded or co-founded several startup companies, invested in early-stage companies at two Southern California-based venture funds, taught entrepreneurship courses at UCLA and LMU, and consulted with dozens of innovative companies of all sizes.
Marty McGough

Marty McGough

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Marty McGough is an innovative operations executive and process improvement professional with more than 30 years of hands-on experience applying Lean Startup and Continuous Improvement techniques to manufacturing, product design, cost reduction, system enhancement, and customer satisfaction problems for high-tech companies. He has personally introduced more than 31 products that generated over $1.1 billion in sales with gross margins of up to 45%. He has engaged in five successful scaling/turnaround efforts with companies of various sizes. In the additive manufacturing space, Marty led the Lean Six Sigma Transformation for all 3D Systems operations that reduced product costs, improved on-time delivery and supplier quality, decreased product cycle times, increased factory capacity, improved product reliability and increased customer satisfaction. In addition, Mr. McGough founded and ran his own consulting firm for 10 years, providing support to additive manufacturers and other clients to improve their operation, processes, strategy and overall performance.
Cindy Smith

Cindy Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy is a seasoned finance and strategy professional with over 20 years of experience. Upon graduating from UCLA as a Business Economics major, she began her career working in the Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Bank of America where she focused on clients within the Entertainment & Media sector. Cindy then proceeded to earn her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she earned high academic recognition as an Amy and Richard F. Wallman Scholar and served on the student admissions committee. After business school, she provided middle market restructuring advisory and sell-side M&A services at Giuliani Capital Advisors (currently Macquarie Securities). Cindy then went on to work in corporate finance within the private sector in a variety of industries including manufacturing, consumer goods, e-commerce, healthcare, real estate, and business services. She successfully transformed several finance departments and has significant experience in all aspects of FP&A, cash management, and accounting. Cindy has spent the past several years serving as CFO/Interim CFO to small to mid-sized companies where she's played lead roles in equity/debt capital raises and provided executive level strategic and analytical support.
Emily Elps

Emily Elpes

Marketing Director

Emily is an accomplished marketing and sales professional with an eclectic, multi-disciplinary career spanning more than 15 years. As a graduate of Boston University, Emily began on the agency side of public relations, coordinating product launches and media relations support for consumer products, high-tech startups and franchise clients such as Jockey, Dunkin Donuts, AT&T products and more. She later transitioned into the hospitality industry where she was responsible for the sales, marketing and revenue of global restaurants and venues including McCormick & Schmick’s, Hard Rock International and Live Nation Entertainment. In her career, Emily went on to lead national teams in public relations, special events, sales, marketing and revenue in the higher education, real estate and consumer packaged goods industries prior to joining 3DEO as their head of marketing. Emily prides herself on building a customer-centric culture in the workplace and enjoys building and scaling teams through coaching, mentoring and promoting inclusivity.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Press Releases

Stay up to date with 3DEO’s latest announcements, releases and media alerts. For press inquiries, please contact Emily Elpes, Marketing Director at emily.elpes@3deo.co.

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