S. Scott Crump
S. Scott Crump is the inventor of fused deposition modeling and co-founder of Stratasys, Inc. Crump invented and patented FDM technology in 1989 with his wife and Stratasys co-founder Lisa Crump. He is currently the CEO and president of Stratasys, which produces additive manufacturing machines for direct digital manufacturing (a.k.a. rapid manufacturing); these machines are popularly called “3D printers. ” Crump also serves on the board of directors.