RIP Sanjay

It’s a normal Friday night…until it’s not.

Wandering through youtube, I saw a video from Thomas Sanlanderer (Still trying to get my head around the spelling) with a seemingly dark title, “The video nobody should ever have to make”. I clicked in, didn’t know what to expect. Turns out, it’s news about one of the biggest names in 3D printing world, Sanjay Mortimer, co-founder of E3D, passed away.

I dived into 3D printing earlier this year, and it opened a whole new world of making things for me. I started scouring youtube for all things 3D printing, and this dude from E3D kept showing up in many people’s videos showing new products and ideas. I didn’t know who that is, but he had this enthusiasm that feels, well, real.

Later on, I learned his name is Sanjay, he’s from UK, he co-founded E3D, one of the most famous companies in 3D printing. Every time I see him in one of the videos, he always had this “kid in a candy store” kind of excitement, real, genuine, excitement. You don’t see that very often nowadays. There’s so much manufactured excitement going around, it just makes me numb. Sanjay’s excitement, on the other hand, resonates with me.

Hearing the news of his passing seems to have struck me differently. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s the genuine excitement, maybe it’s his age (he’s younger than me, left too soon), I don’t know. But it feels different when I see someone genuine leave, knowing there could be so much more to come.

RIP Sanjay, hope there are 3D printers with E3D parts wherever you are.

Please visit E3D website for their post on Sanjay https://e3d-online.com/blogs/news/sanjaymortimer

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