William (Bill) Masters is an engineer, inventor, designer, manufacturing entrepreneur and business advisor/mentor. He holds the first 3D printing patent., along with patents for other 3D printing technologies (piezo transducer, extrusion, lithography, surface tension, and pin array) and computer assisted manufacturing. He founded Perception Kayaks, at one time the largest kayak manufacturer in the U.S., and has served as a small business delegate to the Reagan and Clinton administrations.
After a month of development and research, on May 1st, Wikipedia editors approved a new entry for Bill Masters. Bill’s entry also completes the Perception Kayaks article and introduces the world to the true father of 3D printing.