Former HP employees start Boise 3-D printing business

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Lynn Hoffmann and husband Brian Hoffmann opened Intermountain 3D Inc. in December. Lynn Hoffmann retired two years ago from leading the Idaho Nonprofit Center, after having worked in marketing and business management for Hewlett-Packard. Brian Hoffmann worked in 2-D printing for HP. They decided to finance the business themselves.

“I never thought I’d go back into the for-profit world, to tell you the truth, but this business with my husband is a great adventure I couldn’t pass by,” she says.

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The business sells new 3-D printing equipment from 3D Systems Inc., and it provides rapid prototyping services for customers who need 3-D-printed parts.

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