In 2011 founder Andy Tran had an idea for his first product. After learning the cost and traditional manufacturing challenges associated with bringing new ideas to market he started looking for answers. Later that year he discovered 3D printing and purchased his first machine. After a 6 month wait, it finally arrives just before Christmas.
After a short while Andy began to experience the limitations of desktop 3D machines. Being a natural problem solver he set out to larger to build his own machine combining modular components in larger size so one day he could make all the other ideas he had in full scale. One day while driving in Naples, Florida it struck him.
He realized by combining "shipping container" with "3D printer" he could create a revolutionary mobile machine platform that solves many of the challenges of existing manufacturing machines. Now people can have the ability to create when and where they wanted, without relying on traditional supply chains or overseas manufacturing. With this creation, normal people can essentially have their own personal factory to make and sell their products. In 2016 he founded MilleBot, Inc and is on a mission to enable new innovations and full production without the limitations on traditional supply chains or production methods.