Fueled by our desire to help people and our community, Midwest 3D Design & Prototyping was created in March of 2020. Our mission was to help in the fight of Covid 19 by making face shields and visors for our local hospitals, clinics, and fire departments. Since opening, we have not only created over 500 face shields, we have now branched out to include other projects such as assisting in creating antenna adapters for a private aircraft company, creating parts for antique restoration pieces, such as a working jukebox. We are big sci-fi fans so we have created a variety of cosplay costume accessories including Halo and Star Wars.
Joe Wolfe (Co-Owner/ Operator)
As a United States Marine Corps Veteran with a successful military career including combat experience, Joe knows the importance of helping people who need it. After serving his last tour and returning home, Joe was in an unfortunate accident that left him without his left arm. Not letting that stop him, he decided to return to school and get his degree in Drafting & Design and Manufacturing Technology. The motivation for his degree was so that he could one day create products to make everyday tasks easier for himself and others like him. Joe now holds certifications in Autodesk 2d and 3d design programs. He is in the process of furthering his education by going for his Industrial Design degree from Academy of Art University. In addition to his passion for 3D design and printing, Joe also overseas an elevator consulting company, and above all else, he dreams of one day being able to enjoy his passion for riding motorcycles and doing trail riding with his family using parts that he has designed and engineered himself.
Larry Wolfe (Co-Owner)
A United States Marine Corps Veteran himself, with combat service in Vietnam. Not only did he serve his country, he also served his hometown where he was a fireman for 26 years. During this time, Larry also received his certificate to be an elevator inspector and mechanic. After running a successful elevator construction company for 15 years he turned to retirement from both. He and his eldest son, now co-own an elevator consulting company, in addition to Midwest 3D. In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his grandkids and going on motorcycle rides with his wife and his motorcycle clubs.