New 3D printing jobs at Bluedge, new appointments at Made In Space, Relativity Space, Formlabs, AMT and Poietis 

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3D Manager, Digital Fabrication at Bluedge in New York, USA 

3D printing services company Bluedge is seeking to hire a 3D manager at its New York facility. The successful candidate will direct, manage, and coordinate the activities of the 3D Lab to ensure products, services, and customer requirements are met to deadlines. In addition to hiring and training lab staff, the role involves coaching and developing a team of operators/technicians and performing appraisals or disciplinaries where required. Planning and assigning schedules is also an important part of the job, inspecting orders to ensure compliance, and making recommendations to improve throughput where possible. The position will require some flexible working including being a keyholder and requires the applicant to support Account Executives where possible, in resolving customer queries. 

The ideal candidate will have a BA degree, with the minimum requirement of an Associate’s degree, and 2-4 years of experience or relevant training in a 3D production or model making environment. Experience of using multiple 3D modeling software would be an advantage, although candidates must be flexible to training for new skill sets, and be prepared to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. When interacting with customers, applicants should be able to determine their digital, design, and technology needs. Working with data and reports is also an important part of the role, and candidates should be able to effectively respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

The full job description for the role of 3D Manager, Digital Fabrication at Bluedge can be found here

Bluedge’s 3D printing facilities house Ultimaker S5 3D printers (pictured). Photo via Ultimaker.

Made In Space CEO appointed as NASA NAC Committee Chairman

American off-world manufacturing specialist Made In Space has revealed that its President and CEO Andrew Rush has been chosen to become a member of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). Appointed by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Rush will serve as a council member and as Chair of its Regulatory and Policy Committee for a three-year term. The role involves advising on NASA-related civil space regulation and policy, including but not limited to regulation, legislation, and interagency and international governance issues. Members include other representatives of aerospace companies, as well as individual subject matter experts from academia and other relevant industries. 

Rush has been a vocal advocate for expanding public-private partnerships to accelerate NASA’s flagship missions. Since being appointed President & CEO in 2015, he has expanded Made In Space’s portfolio across satellite manufacturing and payload development, and his experience will make his contribution valuable to the council. 

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as chairman of the NASA Advisory Council’s Regulatory and Policy Committee and I am humbled by this opportunity,” said MIS President & CEO Andrew Rush. “I look forward to working with respected colleagues and Administrator Bridenstine to address important policy issues impacting the agency’s mission.”

Relativity Space hires SpaceX executive to lead launch vehicle factory development

Californian 3D printed rocket manufacturer Relativity Space has announced that it will hire Zachary Dunn, a long-standing executive from fellow aerospace company SpaceX. Dunn will assume the role of vice president of factory development, leading a team that will initially focus on delivering the first Terran 1 launch vehicle, then scaling up production. Despite delays caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the Terran rocket is slated for 2021 launch, and the company continues to pursue large-scale manufacturing of the vehicle. Dunn began his first role with SpaceX as a propulsion engineer in 2007 and worked his way up to becoming the company’s senior vice president of propulsion and launch in 2018. 

“He has deep and demonstrated expertise in launch vehicle development and operations,” Tim Ellis, Chief Executive of Relativity, said in an interview. “What stuck out to me most was his proven ability to solve some of the hardest engineering problems facing our entire industry.” 

In a tweet on May 18th, Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, acknowledged Dunn’s departure: “Zach made a significant contribution to SpaceX & is a friend,” he wrote. “I wish him well as he tries something new.”

Dunn has moved to Relativity Space, a company that prides itself on autonomous manufacturing. Photo via Relativity Space.
Dunn has moved to Relativity Space, a company that prides itself on autonomous manufacturing. Photo via Relativity Space.

AMT expands global commercial team with two new hires

Post-processing system manufacturer, Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has announced that it’s expanding its global commercial team. After a strong year of growth for the company, it has appointed Gesa Schneider as Sales and Channel Director EMEA, and Nina Romano as Global Marketing Director. The position was created for Schneider, who joins from fellow AM company BigRep, with a background in additive manufacturing sales, and a renewed focus on customer experience and growth in Europe. Romano joins AMT with years of experience in both B2B and consumer-focused markets and will focus on driving AMT’s global marketing team and growing the AMT brand in all regions. 

“I am delighted to welcome Gesa and Nina to the AMT team, and I am convinced that both their backgrounds in global sales and marketing, will prove invaluable as we continue to grow as a company,” said Noud Steffens, Chief Revenue Officer of AMT. 

Formlabs hires two in the expansion of Asia-Pacific management teams 

3D printing systems provider Formlabs has appointed two new leaders to its Asia-Pacific management team to support the company’s growth in the APAC market. Jiadong Sun will become China General Manager and Yoshinori Hasebe will be appointed as Japan General Manager. Both hires will play a role in expanding Formlabs’ global footprint and guiding Formlabs’ business strategy in new markets. Jiadong Sun has experience in global sales and marketing with other tech companies, including multiple positions at DJI, most recently as Vice President and Head of Marketing for Enterprise Solutions. Yoshinori Hasebe meanwhile, brings more than 20 years of management experience to the role, with experience at FARO Technologies, Ernst & Young, and Hewlett-Packard

“As Formlabs continues to expand our global operations, Jiadong and Yoshinori will provide strategic guidance as we expand and scale in the important APAC region,” said Luke Winston, Chief Business Officer of Formlabs. “These appointments will enable Formlabs to remain at the forefront of 3D printing as needs for additive manufacturing in major industries, including healthcare, continue to grow.” 

Poietis announces formation of the Scientific Advisory Board

French biotechnology company Poietis has announced the formation of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and appointment of two first prominent scientists in regenerative medicine. The SAB will serve as a key strategic resource to Poietis, as the company expands its bioprinting platform, to therapeutic applications and develops first implantable tissues. Poietis has appointed Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University and Dr. Michael H. May, President & CEO of the Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) to the board. 

“The formation of Poietis’ SAB is a very important step towards company global deployment in the clinical area,” says Bruno Brisson, Poietis co-founder, and VP Business Development. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gurtner and Dr. May to our SAB, where they will be key contributors in further enhancing our efforts to bring bioprinting solutions to clinicians and patients with high unmet needs”.

The nominations for the 2020 3D Printing Industry Awards are now open. Who do you think should make the shortlists for this year’s show? Have your say now. 

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