About Us – Vision Miner

Founded with the purpose of providing functional, industrial, and affordable 3D printing equipment, for businesses and manufacturing companies, Vision Miner is forging a future where the workflow between product concept, prototyping, refinement, and final production becomes seamless.


Vision Miner lives on the cutting edge of high-temperature 3D printing, working with the equipment and materials we sell. In doing so, we’ve become one of the only printing companies in the United States that possesses a strong foundation of printing in materials like PEEK, PEI, PPSU, and Carbon Fiber.


Not only does Vision Miner provide equipment solutions, but we also set customers up for success through consulting packages, enabling your company to optimize the way you produce your products.


Vision Miner is quickly becoming a primary resource for high-temperature plastic printing technologies. As a leader exploring and pushing the forefront of Additive Manufacturing, Vision Miner is changing how companies and consumers can utilize advanced 3D printing technologies.

Patrick Smith

CEO

With over twenty years spent prototyping, developing, and engineering new technologies, Patrick's industrious perspective on technology drives him to constantly keep Vision Miner at the forefront of this rapidly changing industry. After revolutionizing the drone industry with innovations like camera-equipped drones and gimbal technology, Patrick created Vision Miner to expand businesses’ choices for manufacturing and production. His focus is for Vision Miner to help as many people as they possibly can -- to help others start and build their companies, and to help take their companies to another level.

Rob Lent

Vice President

Rob’s vision for functional 3D printing has become his passion, and combined with his background in Marketing, customer relations, and advertising, he is committed to making additive manufacturing an accessible tool for businesses and consumers alike. With an array of practical experience in functional 3D printing, with thousands of hours printing high-temperature plastics, Rob is dedicated to helping companies get the right tools and training to harness the power of 3D technologies across the board. 

Jay Changprasert

Operations Manager

Jay brings an invaluable skillset to the team - moving to the USA from Thailand at the age of 14, he started as a dishwasher, keeping his sights at the top of the electronics industry. Becoming a lead technician at RC Hobby shops and eventually managing the service department for DJI Orange County and Aerial Media Pros, Jay joined the team to master the art of FDM 3D Printing, and integrating electronics with Additive Manufacturing. Jay generally spends his weekends at LegoLand with his family (more than he's willing to admit)

Cole McHone

Technical Manager

An expert in all things electronic, Cole first started 3D printing to modify his long-distance RC Planes. Modifying Creality and Flashforge machines since the early days, Cole joined the team to upgrade his skillsets in the High Performance Polymers category. Now an expert on all the machines we carry, Cole is the brain of technical knowledge for the machines -- if it has a problem, he can fix it. He spends his weekend flying heavily customized long-range planes.

Matt Masamori

Media Production Manager

Matt has always held a passion for visual media and cinematography, and brings his eye for visual media and production to the team. With experience in marketing and film at Cal State Long Beach, as well as Chapman University, Matt aims to produce media that turns 3D printing topics into a visually exciting and entertaining experience for any audience.

Daniel Barfield

Applications Technician

Like a Swiss Army Knife of skills, Vision Miner’s Daniel Barfield brings his experience as a welder, woodworker, and metal machinist. With a background in engineering, from leading robotics teams and to his studies at Cal State Long Beach, Daniel acts as the company’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Engineer, focused on 3D printing engineering-grade polymers.

John Logrippo

Technical Writer

Focusing on bridging the gap between engineering knowledge and the consumer market, Vision Miner’s Technical Writer Jonathan Logrippo has skills dealing with public speaking, writing, and online communication. With a background in business from Babson College and in engineering experience in robotics, Jonathan looks to sync both backgrounds together to achieve his goal of representing this cutting-edge technology to the general consumer populace.

Quest Truxton

Sales & Customer Service

Quest Truxton -- Bio coming soon!

Julian Doyle

Sales & Customer Service

Julian has learned 3D Printing in the past few years, and now is a primary contact for Sales & General Customer Service. Along with training in international trade and shipping, he doubles as a security agent - Julian is an expert in hand-to-hand combat, training BJJ and Muay Thai almost daily with local UFC Legends.