Gerard Shields – Exemplar
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After starting my university career at Lancaster University, studying Physics, Maths, and Chemistry, I discovered Mechanical Engineering for the first
time and changed courses to pursue it full-time. After graduating with a 1st Class Master’s Degree, I went into a job using 3D printing and additive manufacturing to help small companies develop new products. I then moved south to work for a product design consultancy in Oxford for a time, before starting my own company. We specialise in manufacturing prototypes using 3D printing technologies, and have had some great success so far, but I’m confident that this is just the beginning! As MD I am responsible for a lot of different things, and I love the variety in what I do from day to day.