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HxGN LIVE 2018

William Austin

President, WL3 Solutions, LLC

Speaker Bio

Will Austin, Founder, attended Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia. While earning his degree in Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Will gained a passion for 3-D applications through his work for a local naval architectural firm and the university's machine shop. Studying the theory and utilizing knowledge of design, engineering and manufacturing all at once proved to be priceless. Upon graduation in 2004, Will began his career in the 3-D metrology field at Newport News Shipbuilding. By gaining an engineering position in the dimensional control group, he continued his growth in the 3-D arena. During this time, Will learned about spatial transformations, laser trackers, laser scanning and 3-D metrology software. After a few years of applying cutting edge technology, he moved into the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) side of the industry by securing an Application Engineer position at a premier metrology software company. During his time working with the metrology software experts, he gained exposure to a multitude of precision measurement devices, automation, robotics and consulting. These tools provided support to some of the world's leading manufactures such as Boeing, NASA, Electric Boat and Airbus. Will transitioned to the service side of the metrology industry where he provided his customer base with top of the line metrology services and measurement equipment. With these experiences and acquired knowledge, Will co-founded WL3 Solutions to provide solutions for 3-D challenges.

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