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Read on for the latest vacancies at Helmholtz-Sentrum Hereon and EPlus3D, hires from Velo3D, Hubs, Evolve Additive Solutions, Uniformity Labs, and Equispheres, and new 3D printing facilities from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, Oregon Institute of Technology, Morph3D and Nexa3D.
3D Printing Lab Engineer/Lab Manager at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
The Institute of Active Polymers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is seeking a 3D Printing Lab Engineer/Lab Manager to join its Teltow campus near Berlin. The institute’s work focuses on researching polymer-based biomaterials for medical applications, and is looking for an engineer or lab manager on a temporary assignment lasting two years.
The successful candidate will be tasked with managing the institute’s 3D printing lab, including the establishment of workflows and employee training, and will be in charge of organizing specialized software, equipment and consumables necessary to the maintenance of the lab, alongside researching and prototyping via 3D printing for multimaterial medical systems and devices.
Among other skills, the Institute requires applicants to have an engineering degree and between three to five years of relevant work experience. Candidates will also need to demonstrate a track record of experience in R&D within industry or a PhD in the field, alongside hands-on skills in the setting-up of equipment and the design, prototyping and fabrication of medical devices.
Those wishing to apply for the role of 3D Printing Lab Engineer/Lab Manager at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon can do so here.
Application & Service Technician/Engineer at EPlus3D Tech
Industrial 3D printer manufacturer EPlus3D Tech is on the lookout for an Application & Service Technician or Engineer to work at its Ludwigsburg facility in Germany. Successful applicants will be responsible for on-site commissioning and training at the firm’s customer sites, as well as providing solutions for customer applications and communicating issues with EPlus3D’s tech team.
The company is looking for someone with a technical education, such as an apprenticeship or certification, in the fields of mechanical or electrical engineering. Successful candidates will also be knowledgeable in computer hardware and software, possess good English skills, and have a customer-centric and self-starting mindset.
Those who have a willingness to travel as part of the job can apply for the position of Application & Service Technician/Engineer at EPlus3D Tech here.
New 3D printing hires from Velo3D, Hubs, Evolve Additive Solutions, Uniformity Labs, and Equispheres
Kicking off this week’s career updates is 3D printer manufacturer Velo3D, which has made a spate of hires in recent weeks as it gears up to become a public company. The latest hires made by the firm include Bob Okunski to the newly created position of Vice President of Investor Relations, and Steve Starner to the role of Vice President of Sales for North America.
Okunski brings extensive experience in the field of investor relations having worked with a range of innovative technology companies, including a 13-year stint at SunPower Corporation. Starner, meanwhile, joins the Velo3D team after nearly 15 years with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, where he led customer-focused technical sales teams in areas such as robotics, machine vision sensors, data analytics, and AI tools.
The company has also announced a temporary expansion in the number of seats on its Board of Directors with the appointment of three new members. Michael Idelchik, Ellen Smith and Gabrielle Toledano will collectively bring nearly a century of public and private company leadership experience across aviation, energy, engineering, manufacturing, and operations.
Idelchik was previously Vice President and Officer of Advanced Technology at GE Global Research where he led a global team of 1,200 scientists, engineers and technicians for nearly 40 years. Previously named in the Top 50 Women in Power, Smith has more than three decades of experience within the energy and power sector with stints at GE Energy and Pratt & Whitney, while Toledano brings a similar expanse of experience in human resources and operations at enterprise and consumer companies, currently residing in the role of COO of Keystone Strategy.
Moving on, Protolabs company Hubs has named Alex Cappy as its new Vice President and CEO, effective 1st October. Cappy has previously held the role of COO at Hubs since 2019, where she oversaw the growth and performance of the firm’s manufacturing partner network, fulfilment processes, and customer and supplier-facing support teams.
Cappy will also join Protolabs’ executive leadership team, while her predecessor Bram de Zwart will take on the role of Head of Innovation at Hubs.
“I’m excited to welcome Cappy to the Protolabs leadership team and congratulate her on her promotion to Vice President and CEO of Hubs,” said Rob Bodor, CEO of Protolabs. “Cappy played an instrumental role in Hubs’ success and I am confident that will continue with her expanded responsibilities. I also want to thank Bram for his vision and leadership of Hubs over the past eight years.
“It is remarkable what Hubs has become under his guidance, and I look forward to continuing to work with Bram in his new role.”
Elsewhere, 3D printing powder provider Equispheres has added two new members to its Board of Directors who will provide valuable financial and industry expertise as the firm looks to make inroads into the automotive supply chain. Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman of Tier One automotive supplier Martinrea International, and Keith Spencer, Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, will join the Board to aid the company in its endeavors.
“The addition of Rob Wildeboer as a director, with his extensive experience and reach in the automotive parts sector, underscores our commitment to the automotive industry, and expertise in using our advanced aluminum powders to make metal additive manufacturing competitive with traditional manufacturing processes,” said Kevin Nicholds, CEO of Equispheres.
“Wildeboer and Spencer will provide guidance as Equispheres gains traction in the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors and we are grateful for their support and interest in accelerating the momentum and commitment to the path ahead.”
An active investor and entrepreneur in the additive manufacturing sector, Evans brings substantial industry-specific and financial experience to Evolve having served as SVP Corporate Development and Digitization at 3D Systems for six years. Allison, meanwhile, has dedicated over three decades to developing new technologies and applications in the 3D printing sector, also working at 3D Systems as an R&D Engineer then later founding 3D printing service provider Solid Concepts. After selling the business to Stratasys, Allison served three years as CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
Rounding off this week’s career moves, materials developer Uniformity Labs has appointed Gary Brown to the position of Vice President, Finance. Brown will report directly to Founder and CEO Adam Hopkins, and brings extensive international financial management skills in both start-up and large public companies.
Brown has previously held senior executive roles at Nasdaq-listed manufacturer Sanmina, Unicorn Construction, and technology start-up Katerra, and has experience leading mergers, acquisitions, process improvements, and change initiatives.
“The appointment of Gary is of great benefit to Uniformity,” said Hopkins. “He is as familiar with the start-up environment as he is with public company operations. “His deep financial and operational experience will bring another level of leadership discipline to our company as we continue to grow our business.”
New 3D printing facilities at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, Oregon Institute of Technology, Morph3D and Nexa3D
Stratasys Direct has expanded its Healthcare Print Center in Minnesota to include anatomical modeling and consultative services with its J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printers. The J750 can produce models that mimic the biomechanical properties of bone, vasculatures, and organ tissues, which healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers can use for device testing, medical training, or surgical preparation.
In the first 13 weeks of operation, Stratasys Direct 3D printed more than a thousand models and worked with beta customers to create anatomical models for product demonstrations, physician surgical training events, and internal product development activities.
“With the addition of Digital Anatomy printers to Stratasys Direct we can now provide companies with previously limited access to these printing capabilities the ability to utilize Stratasys Direct’s manufacturing service to 3D print anatomical models that meet their exact specifications,” said Rich Garrity, President – Americas for Stratasys.
Meanwhile, 3D printing service bureau Morf3D has announced a new technology development partnership with 3D printer manufacturer EOS at its Applied Digital Manufacturing Center (ADMC) in Long Beach, California. Morf3D’s ADMC is a 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility for applied research, advanced engineering and application development, serial production, and fostering new industry partnerships.
The firm has invested in EOS’ Direct Metal Laser Solidification (DMLS) metal 3D printing platforms, with the partnership forming to largest installation of EOS M 400 series systems under one roof. The partnership also includes automated shared modules, material management systems, and EOS’ AMCM line of specialized large format metal industrial 3D printers.
“The AM industry is developing fast and Morf3D’s ADMC is a next level development toward scaling production,” said Glynn Fletcher, President of EOS North America. “Morf3D has evolved spectacularly, and we are very proud to have been a part of their vision from the very beginning. EOS has never wavered from our commitment to serial AM production and the ADMC is another giant step on our industry’s march toward the digitization of manufacturing.”
Elsewhere, a Hot Isotonic Press (HIP) from high pressure technology firm Quintus Technologies will become the flagship piece of equipment at the Oregon Institute of Technology’s upcoming Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) in Scappose, Oregon.
The Quintus QIH 48M URC press will allow new research into 3D printing technology and optimized material properties, equipped with Quintus’ proprietary Uniform Rapid Cooling (URC) technology. Once open, the OMIC R&D will bring together industry and higher education with government support to conduct applied research and advanced technical training with the goal of developing new tools to address today’s manufacturing challenges.
And lastly, ultrafast polymer 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D has announced the opening of its first full-scale additive manufacturing customer center in California, NEXTFACTORY, in partnership with global chemical firm Henkel. Co-located within Nexa3D’s global headquarters, NEXTFACTORY will provide the firm’s customers with direct access to its polymer 3D printing process from design support and optimization to full-scale additive manufacturing operations.
The facility will also offer integrated post-processing technologies, material formulation customization, color matching, and a variety of finishing options. Both Nexa3D and Henkel plan to invite additional automation, process and software partners to join NEXTFACTORY and take advantage of the center’s end-to-end additive manufacturing workflows. The center is targeting key industries such as mobility, footwear, industrial, and health.
“The center is designed to help customers across the entire additive process and accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing in their business, regardless of where they are on their journey,” said Simon Mawson, Senior Vice President and Global Head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “Customers will benefit from hands-on training and the ability to pilot their own production requirements, enabling them to realize the full potential of additive manufacturing and leverage the combined functional materials, validated workflows and 3D printing expertise that Henkel and Nexa3D have to offer.”
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