Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

James Anthony Wolff b. 1982

My name is James Wolff. I am a co-founder of Deep Space Industries, an asteroid mining and space utilities company, and the C.E.O. of D-shape Enterprises, a mega-scale stone and regolith 3D printing technology which holds title to the largest 3D printer in the world. I have also recently founded another company, Body-By-Print, which specializes in fabric 3D printing, Advanced Medical Technologies 3D which is working on a stem cell 3D printer for dermal applications, and Food-By-Print, developing the first commercial system for 3d printing of food. Currently, I am attending the evening division program of New York Law School, my expected Juris Doctrate is 2016. I am an associate of the Business and Financial Law Center.

In my early entrepreneurial career I had worked as a Autocad certified MEP engineering design specialist and founded a low cost consumer 3D printing company receiving mention in a variety of publications including Pc Mag, Wall Street Journal, Fabaloo, San Fransisco Chronicle, New York Tech Blog, Rapid Ready Tech, and more. I am an avid proponent of emerging technologies which hold disruptive and transformative, paradigm shifting potential. I hope one day to reach Mars. I have also participated in theGeorge Mason University Entrepreneur in Residence program where I have received mentoring while concurrently participating in the NYU-POLY Business Incubator Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

I received my undergrad from Johns Hopkins University in music composition at their Peabody University Conservatory. In my time there I became very adept with working with advanced MIDI software and audio programs and electronic music pedals and equipment. My father is a mechanical engineer, and I spent many years drafting for him on Autocad for commercial and residential engineering projects where I learnt the trade of design and drafting.
I went on to eventually work at Diversified Engineering, a company that was based out of Silver Spring, Maryland. There I subsequently underwent training for certification inAutocad software specializing in Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design for commercial and residential construction engineering contracts.
In 2012 I led a project I founded, Buildatron Systems 3D RepRap Printers, to NYU-POLY where we maintained two stations at the NYU-POLY Incubator office in Brooklyn, and where we installed and operated a consumer RepRap 3D Printer. At this same time, acrowd funding campaign I co-developed; the Rygo Project on the “World’s Largest 3D Printer, D-Shape”, initiated a crowd funding 3D printer campaign through indiegogo, leading to the subsequent shipping and installation from Italy to Vancouver of a large-scale 3D printed Art Object, the design of which was licensed from Bathesba Grossman, a spectacular and successful artist of “Shapeways” fame. This “Rygo Project” has been featured in Wired, PC Magazine, Solid Smack, Makezine, Design Goodness, and more.
In my professional experience I have given lectures at Queens Borough Community College, Dorkbot NYC, Google ORD camp, and NY Tech Mixer. I am also a member of the officer team of Alpha One Labs, a Brooklyn based technology hackerspace. Here we offer Laser Cutting classes, 3D printer classes, pen plotter classes, and MIT Open Course Ware and Stanford series distributive learning programs. We were awarded two Editors Choice awards at World Makerfaire at the Hall of Science in Queens, NY in September of 2011. Operating as a non-profit, Alpha One Labs holds weekly membership meeting and is a gathering of inventors, engineers, and tech enthusiasts.
With respect to the specifics of entities in my area of expertise, I am familiar with the business structures, strategies, and technology of companies such as 3D systems, Objet, Stratasys, Makerbot, Ultimachine, and Fablicator. I also advise on new industry trends including small business investment strategy, Personal Placement Memorandums, LLC tech startups, and crowd funding campaigns including B9 Creator, Makibox, and more.
I also am involved with additional projects including being a co-author on a multidisciplinary team co-authoring presentations at the International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC, and the AIAA 2012 conference. You can find our website at We are a space consultancy resource consisting of experienced National Space Society members from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Loral engineers who are collaborating on papers and presentations at major conferences relating to several fields including telescoping techniques, space based solar power, asteroid retrieval, and proprietary intellectual property licensing of advanced 3D printers and rapid-prototyping technology.
Currently I am attending the New York Law School Evening Division program, my expected Juris Doctrate is 2015. This fall I am speaking in September at the Design for Manufacturing summit in Brooklyn, where I will be a panelist on the development of the rapid-prototyping industry. Visit to see a recent video interview with me discussing Buildatron Systems.
James Wolff


New York Law School, New York, NY; 2015
Juris Doctorate

Johns Hopkins University- Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD; 2008
Bachelor of Arts; Music Composition. Recipient of talent based scholarship.

Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI; 2000
Received High School diploma, graduated with Honors in Music Composition and Viola. Recipient of talent based scholarship.

Montgomery College – Paralegal Program; Silver Spring, MD; July 2010
With special focus on Maryland State Contract law and interpersonal communications studying within the Sci-Business, Mgmt, Info Sciences department for a total of 33 credit hours receiving a GPA of 3.67 and placement on the Dean’s List. Paralegal certification currently uncompleted.


AutoCAD Revit Building Modeling Information. CMI CADD Microsystems, Inc., Alexandria, VA October 2009.


“A Comparison of Astronaut Near-Earth Object Missions” (AIAA 2012).

“Don’t Send the Astronauts to the Asteroid, Bring the Asteroids to the Astronauts – Missions that Create Industry” (ISDC 2012).

“Considerations for the Design of an Orbital Settlement” (ISDC 2012).


Ridgetop Research LLC – Technology Consultant; New York, NY
May 2012 – Current
Expert technology consultant specialist for clients seeking advisement in the areas of rapid-prototyping technology and the commercial space industry with respect to investment and business development strategy.

Asteroid Mining Group – Technology Consultant; New York, NY
February 2012 – Current
As space advocates, speakers, researchers, aerospace engineers, and consultants, our mission is to find, capture, and mine asteroids, exploiting their resources for space exploration, orbital settlements, Space-Based Solar Power, and other endeavors for the future of humanity through the commercial development and licensing of unique intellectual property created by the group.

Alpha One Labs – Technology Consultant; New York, NY
Executive management team member of a non-profit organization responsible for strategy and development of projects, lectures and keynote speeches at institutional and social functions, legal research and briefing, and event management. Alpha One Labs is a distributive learning center and hackerspace in Brooklyn featuring laser cutting classes, soldering classes, 3d printing classes, and software programming classes.

Buildatron Systems – Founder and President; Brooklyn, NY
January 2010 – May 2012
Developed new proprietary rapid-prototyping technologies under Creative Commons Licensing. Responsible for executive duties including business plan development, terms sheet, warranty and liabilities information, investor relations, output and requirement contracts, operations agreement, and media and public relations management. Received national attention for the invention of the Buildatron One and Two Series 3D REPRAP printers in Pc Magazine, Wired, and more.

Diversified Engineering – Drafting and Design Technician; Silver Spring, MD
July 2009 – January 2010
Drafting and design technician specializing in AutoCad and Revit 3D design software for engineering and architectural design and drafting.  Working closely with senior engineers and architects in developing red-line markups in to finished design products for architectural and engineering disciplines with emphasis in Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Life Safety, and Fire Protection Engineering. Projects range from Green residential homes to large commercial and institutional buildings.  Some of recent projects worked on are the Montgomery County Judicial Center building systems renovation, University of Maryland Medical Center new Shock Trauma building (LEED Silver), University of Baltimore new Law School building (LEED Silver), and the new Purdue School of business building at the Salisbury University (LEED Silver).

MEPTech, Inc. – Drafting and Design Technician; Bethesda, MD
November 2008 – June 2009
Completed several projects including high end residential renovations and several commercial projects such as restaurants, retails, offices and similar commercial type establishments. Prepared field inspection reports with photographs and sketches. Studied local and state building codes and attended several training seminars for products ranging from building framing to insulation and mechanical and electrical systems.

Maryland Bay Contractors – Employee; Baltimore, MD
July 2008 – October 2008
Served as executive assistant to the CEO of a small commercial and residential construction company. Duties included office management with attention to data entry, excel databases, emails, calendars, and on site visits.


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