ProtoPlant founder Dustin Cram is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University. He is co-inventor on several patents, has hardware he designed and built for the Solar Dynamics Observatory currently flying in space, and is passionate about design and manufacturing.
While not at ProtoPlant Dustin loves spending time with his family and exploring the beautiful Northwest while hiking and camping. He is also an accomplished DIY-er, there is nothing like a good project!
3D Printing Innovator
Having worked in 3D printing for more than 10 years, Alex brings industry-specific experience to the team. A mechanical engineer specializing in laser sintering technology, Alex has a deep technical understanding of additive techniques, though his true strength is in understanding opportunities and building relationships.
Alex is actively involved in local engineering and maker communities, serving on the executive board for Portland SME and acting as area major for 3D Hubs. Alex enjoys cultivating, preparing, and preserving food and spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
Co-founder, Software Engineer
As Dustin's older brother, Aaron has been an integral part pf ProtoPlant from day one. Armed with a degree in computer science, Aaron not only creates all of our customized software and quality assurance devices, he also provides troubleshooting and engineering work and creates marketing materials.
When he's not experimenting with code, Aaron enjoys pondering the mysteries of the universe under the endless Tuscan sunshine.