Frazer Anderson grew up in Exmouth and went to ISCA college where he found his love of science and technology. He studied at Bournemouth University and worked at an IT company in London where he first got introduced to 3D printing. After completing a masters degree in Aberystwyth and travelling the world (20 countries so far) he came back to Exmouth to start his own company.
What motivates you to do what you do?
I’ve always loved being at the forefront of technology and being able to bring that to customers on a daily basis is a great feeling.
How do you start your mornings?
3 times a week I hit the gym at 4am with a friend, otherwise I’ll wake up around 6/7am. Then breakfast and catch up on the news, podcasts, and stock markets.
What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?
I track each day with a whiteboard and will prioritise every morning what I need to do. I will split my time between designing, printing, and post processing prints (sanding/gluing), as well as prepping social media posts and networking with current or potential clients.
Who do you lunch with?
I try and see friends or family for lunch to break my day up and get fresh air.
When are you most productive?
Early morning or evening.
What’s one thing you try to do every day?
Exercise. Whether it’s a walk or gym or Judo, it helps me relax and gets me away from the screen.
What is your talk about?
How to design with 3D printing in mind, why this is important, and why 3D printing is such a good resource to have available for designers.
What is the best resource for people who want to dive in deeper?
What is the biggest challenge in the industry at the moment?
That 3D printing really is a viable manufacturing alternative that can create stunning end-use products rather than being used for rough prototypes.
Thanks Frazer for your answers! If you want to find out more, come along to our meetup: