Spyder 3D® was founded in 2014, initially as a manufacturer of a patented, non-toxic, durable 3D printing filament called Orbium™. Later, we created our community platform, Spyder 3D® World to get a better understanding of how the world of 3D printables was and is still evolving. This online community helped us self-educate through the shared ideas, designs, and 3D printing advice. As our online community developed, we knew that the next step was to bring our newfound knowledge into our local communities. With the support of Diamond Bar High School’s Instructional Dean, Mr. Gabriel Aguilar and Architectural teacher Ms. Ann Tran, we were able to introduce the 3D printing technology to their students. This collaboration has since inspired Spyder 3D® to evolve further. After seeing the talents and desires of the students grow, the idea of an advanced digital workshop came to life. By supplying students with additional equipment including direct-to-garment printers, laser engravers, and large-format digital printers, we’ve opened the doors to a new age of student-run businesses. Now, students are actively earning revenue by making products and apparel for other school clubs and organizations, all while honing their skills in communication, leadership, design, and entrepreneurialism.
We strive to educate and inspire by supplying the means for STEAM-focused learning that will equip students with the confidence and skills they need to succeed after high school and beyond.