OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Technology has enabled us to accomplish all sorts of things that we never thought possible. And it’s not only world-renowned experts in Silicon Valley who are accomplishing these feats. Scientists and engineers right here in South Louisiana are creating amazing technologies and products, and building successful businesses around them.
Craig Billings is co-owner of Acadian Robotics, a nearly five-year-old company that is Louisiana’s only manufacturer of 3D printers. Craig and his partner built their first printer in 2012. Since then they have discovered a market for their printers in schools and library systems, and are placing them in parishes throughout south Louisiana. Their goal is to put 3D printers in every school, library and museum in the state.
Craig sheds light on the consumer 3D printer revolution and why it seems to be a long time coming.