from the german-engineering-gets-it-done dept.
"Obligatory 3D Printing Story from Frankfurt, Germany (CNN)...
Call him Charlie, Charles, Chuck -- whatever you want. It's all okay with him. Beaming a warm smile from beneath his push-broom mustache, the softly spoken 74-year-old doesn't strike you as a pioneering innovator -- the man responsible for a breakthrough that's now driving forward the world of manufacturing. But Chuck Hull -- "in this kind of environment, it's usually 'Chuck'," he says, as he sits down with CNN in Frankfurt, Germany -- is executive vice president and chief technology officer of 3D Systems, a company built on his creation: the 3D printer."