Rick Chin is a co-founder of Desktop Metal, where he led the development of Fabricate, the software behind the Studio System, and Fab Flow, a comprehensive workflow management software.
Chin is a veteran of CAD software beginning his career at Unigraphics and Parametric Technologies Corporation. He was the 10th employee at Solidworks and was responsible for the eDrawings product which has several million users. Immediately prior to co-founding Desktop Metal in 2015, Chin served as Director of Product Innovation at DS SolidWorks, where he led the team focused on the development and implementation of an Augmented Reality (AR) app for product design. Additionally, he helped launch the SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress product, enabling engineers to improve the environmental impact of their designs. Chin was also the founder of Xpress3D, a pioneering marketplace for 3D printing services acquired by Stratasys which served as the foundation for Redeye Parts/Stratasys Direct.
Chin earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He currently holds five U.S. patents for CAD modeling and related features.