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Hironori Kondo

Hironori Kondo is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Hironori is an undergraduate student at Harvard University, and he joined All3DP in 2018. He is an avid maker and researcher, with work encompassing continuous stereolithographic printing and additively-produced materials for energy storage. This is accompanied by industry experience working with some of the leading 3D printing companies in Taiwan. Outside of making, Hironori is a passionate swimmer and a big foodie.

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