Marina I. Hatsopoulos, originally from Lincoln, Mass., received her SM in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1993. She worked in corporate finance for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, and then in acquisitions, marketing, and operations for Thermo Electron Corp. before founding Z Corporation in 1994 with her husband, Walter Bornhorst MIT '66, Jim Bredt MIT '82, and Tim Anderson. Headquartered in Somerville, Z Corp. is developing and commercializing an MIT-licensed technology for the rapid creation of three-dimensional parts automatically from a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) file. The company has designed a system, called the Z402ª, which can build a part 20 times faster than any other commercially available rapid prototyping system in the world. The first beta unit was sold in December 1996. Z. Corp. currently has 10 employees.
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