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Braxton Carter

Carter Braxton brings more than 25 years of experience in the reverse engineering and CAD industry to teaching and skills transfer for reverse engineering methods. Carter is a product engineering executive with broad experience in military, medical device, automotive, sports and aerospace product development. Trained with years of practice, he believes in “taking the Ph.D. out of 3D."

Carter started his career working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Olympic sports science committee developing reverse engineering methods applied to rapid prototyping between 1992 – 1998, in which he designed Olympic equipment for winning gold medals. He co-founded HighRES, Inc in 1995 and served as its chief executive officer, chief technology officer and president. His goal at HighRES, Inc was to commercialize the proven reverse engineering software for Solidworks, Inventor, SolidEDGE, MasterCAM, Autocad, Rhino, Pro Engineer, KEYCreator, ANSYS spaceclaim, and Siemens NX. He also worked as the chief technical officer at, where after 19 years, their software products continue to develop new methods that simplify the 3D Scan-to-CAD experience.

Carter majored in math computer science at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and studied computer programming at the Control Data Institute.