Teton Simulation

Teton Simulation develops software technology that enables automatic validation and optimization of 3D print parameters to ensure performance and manufacturing requirements are met. Our proprietary technology, known as Smart Slice, embeds into existing slicer programs, is fast, simple, and physics based. Our aim is to replace the standard print-break-repeat prototyping cycle in order to speed development and reduce the time and cost of production.

Our team


Founder and CEO of IDES, Inc. Investor, philanthropist, and habitual entrepreneur

IDES became a world leader in all technical data related to the plastics industry and was sold to UL in 2012.

Mike Kmetz

Software ninja, 3D printing junkie, foosball king

Brady was a primary developer of the composite analysis software developed by Firehole Composites, which sold to Autodesk, Inc. in 2013.

Brady Adams
Director of Research

Founder of Firehole Technologies, Inc., professor emeritus, outdoor enthusiast

Firehole became an industry leader for composites analysis, and was sold to Autodesk, Inc. in 2013.

Andrew Hansen
Director of Alliances and Operations

CAE jockey, dad, skiing aficionado

Rick has been dedicated to advanced materials for over 12 years. An original employee of Firehole Composites, which sold to Autodesk, Inc. in 2013.

Rick Dalgarno
VP of Numerical Methods and AI

AI and ML nerd, math guru, musician

Jeff has 15 years experience in mathematics teaching and research, and has recently been studying applications of machine learning to advanced materials.

Jeff Selden
VP of Product

Product manager, innovator, generative expert, golf lover

Originally a software developer at Firehole Composites, Doug transitioned to Product Management at Autodesk after the acquisition of Firehole in 2013.

Doug Kenik
Senior Research Engineer

FEA maestro, dad, avid reader

Faisal has 5 years of research experience in physics-based modeling and advanced material analysis.

Faisal Bhuiyan
Senior Software Developer

Hiker, motorcyclist, and hands-on fabricator

Jake was a Co-Founder of Nexus Reliability and has experience in iOS app development. He earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming

Jake Kirkland
Software Developer

Physics lover and avid backcountry skier and mountain biker

Colman earned a degree in Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has a background in software engineering. He is interested in physics based modeling and simulations.

Colman Hartinger