3d print

Jackson native Peter Frank, seen here last year at Rainbow Mountain in Peru, has a new 3D printing business called X 10.

Peter Frank caught the entrepreneurial bug early.

The 22-year-old college student's new business, X 10, specializes in 3D printing and prototyping, skills the valley native picked up at the University of Denver, where he's majoring in mechanical engineering.

His projects include arty but functional pieces, like a painting rack for an artist, but also decorative items like a bear figurine called Brunello and a bison figurine called Sophie, both of which are sold at Made in Gaslight Alley.

“He has a really cool design style,” Made owner John Frechette said, “and we obviously love supporting the work of local artists and designers."

Frank said the big benefit of 3D printing is that “complexity is free."

"The technology isn’t saying, ‘You have these design features so it’s more expensive to create.’ No matter what your idea, no matter how crazy it is, you can make it and you can turn it into reality.”

Check the business at X10jacksonhole.com. To read more about it, see the Business section of this week's News&Guide.

Contact Jennifer Dorsey at jennifer@jhnewsandguide.com or 732-5908.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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