Hello all,

I am a final year Physics student at the University of Leicester, in England and currently undertaking a project in the 3D printing industry. The project is called LeanLaunchpad and it is a simulation of creating a startup company. During the project I have to gain an understanding of the industry the company would be working in and so far the 3D printing community has been incredibly helpful. I am closing in on the final parts of my project and to move it forward I have created two surveys. I am not looking to sell anything in either of the surveys; I only wish to gain an insight that would be helpful with my project, which is meant to simulate real life situations:

The first is aimed at designers in the industry and the challenges they face. If you are a designer, I would appreciate if you could fill out the survey below:


The second is an outline of the startup company with questions centred on its description. Anyone involved in the industry can take this survey. However, if you are a designer in the industry and would like to answer both surveys please complete the previous survey first before doing this one:


As I said I am just a student looking for help and am by no means an expert in the industry so please take this into consideration. I thank anyone who completes either of these surveys, as it is extremely beneficial to my learning and the project I am currently doing.

All responses are anonymous.

Thanks for your time help and I look forward to the results.