New 3D printing jobs at Kumovis and BigRep, appointments at HP, 6K, SLM Solutions and more

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Read on for job opportunities at BigRep and Kumovis, as well as ABCorp’s new 3D printing facility, and the latest career moves at HP, 6K, SLM Solutions and more.

Medtech start-up Kumovis deploys 3D printing technology to fabricate polymer-based medical devices (pictured). Photo via Kumovis.

Application Engineer (m/f/d) in the field of additive manufacturing for medical products at Kumovis in Munich, Germany 

German 3D printing start-up Kumovis is recruiting for an Applications Engineer to work within its medical device additive manufacturing division at its Munich-based facility. Generally, the role will involve optimizing the firm’s FFF machines for use within healthcare-specific applications, and printing with high-performance materials like PEEK, PEKK and PPSU. 

Other duties include operating the medical production systems, and liaising closely with clients to help them optimize parts, and overcome their R&D problems. To be considered, candidates will need a minimum of three years’ experience in the healthcare field, in addition to a relevant degree such as mechanical engineering. 

Knowledge of using FFF machines would be advantageous, as would an understanding of testing polymeric parts, and a genuine interest in creating medical products. Applicants can find the full job description for the position of Application Engineer in the field of 3D printing medical products at Kumovis in Munich, Germany here

Head of Software and Controls (m/f/d) at BigRep in Berlin, Germany 

Large-format 3D printer manufacturer BigRep is seeking to hire a new Head of Software and Controls to work at its facility in Berlin. The successful candidate will report directly to the Managing Director, and be responsible for managing and mentoring a 13-strong software and controls team, to ensure that only high-quality products are shipped. 

Applicants will need a strong understanding of 3D printing to lead technical discussions, and to identify any potential product reliability issues. This demanding position also requires a maths or computer science degree, as well as four years’ experience in both software engineering and agile development methodologies. 

The successful candidate can expect to join a rapidly growing company with plenty of room for personal growth and an appreciative corporate culture, while earning a salary of €80,000-€100,000 per year. Interested parties can find out more about the Head of Software and Controls role at BigRep in Berlin here

ABCorp’s new AMC features several HP MJF 3D printers. Photo via HP.

ABCorp expands Center of Excellence 

Contract manufacturing firm, the American Banknote Corporation (ABCorp), has opened an Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) at its Boston-based Center of Excellence. The AMC is fitted with HP’s Jet Fusion 5210 and 580 printers, in addition to an AMT PostPro3D, which will process parts printed with HP and BASF’s PA, PP and TPU materials. 

ABCorp’s new complex provides it with the design, prototyping and production capabilities to fabricate over 220,000 end-use components per week. According to ABCorp’s VP of 3D Solutions Neil Glazebrook, the facility also enables the firm to take advantage of any opportunities that arise in the post-COVID-19 world. 

“We see great growth in the post-pandemic world for localized manufacturing as companies look to keep their supply chains agile and closer to the end customer,” said Glazebrook. “ABCorp customers can now bring their ideas to reality, regardless of scale or complexity, and seamlessly take designs from prototype to production under a single roof.”

SLM Solutions CEO to step down 

German 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions has announced that its CEO Meddah Hadjar will not be extending his contract, and is set to leave his post at the end of January 2021. Hadjar, who has cited “personal reasons related to his family” for his decision to resign, will be replaced by the company’s COO Sam O’Leary.

Having overseen the development of the firm’s new NXG XII 600 system, O’Leary has been described by the board as “integral to rebuilding SLM.” Now, under the terms of a new board contract that runs until November 2024, O’Leary will permanently manage SLM’s corporate development, strategy and HR development. 

“I’m excited to take over the leadership at such an exciting time for the company,” said O’Leary. “With the changes to the organization, the key processes we have made and the additional strong talent we brought into the Company over the past 18 months, we have been able to put SLM Solutions back on a path of success.”

Meddah Hadjar, the newly appointed CEO fo SLM Solutions. Photo via SLM Solutions
SLM’s CEO Meddah Hadjar (pictured) will be stepping down at the end of January 2021. Photo via SLM Solutions.

6K appoints former DoD official 

Advanced materials specialist 6K has announced the appointment of former Department of Defense (DoD) official Dr Joe Felter to its advisory board. In his new role, Felter will guide 6K’s networking strategy with the DoD and other federal agencies, to help innovate and deploy the firm’s proprietary powders in the best interests of the United States. 

As a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Foreign Area Officer, Felter has led diplomatic missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and he’s currently a fellow at Stanford University. Felter also has a strong business pedigree, having founded BMNT, a Silicon Valley-based technology incubator in 2013. 

“We are honored to have Dr. Felter join the 6K team as part of our advisory board,” said Dr. Aaron Bent, CEO of 6K. “Dr. Felter’s specialty with issues of national security strategy and deep relationships in Washington are invaluable not only to guide 6K, but to maximize deployment in a way that enhances the mission of the U.S.”

HP revamps leadership team 

Multinational printing firm HP has announced a string of executive leadership appointments, that are designed to reinforce its long-term growth prospects. Sarabjit Singh (‘Savi’) Baveja has been appointed as HP’s Chief Strategy and Incubation Officer, a role that will see him focus on driving the firm’s business incubation efforts. 

Baveja will also work to develop and launch new products across the company’s portfolio, with the aim of finding new applications for its technology. Additionally, HP has hired Tolga Kurtoglu as its CTO, who will be accountable for both leading the strategy of its HP Labs division, and engaging with the scientific community. 

Finally, the company has announced that its Chief Legal Officer Kim Rivera will be departing after a successful five-year spell. HP has appointed its General Counsel Harvey Anderson as its new Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, although Rivera will remain a special advisor to the CEO until the end of 2021, to ensure a seamless transition. 

“Savi and Tolga each bring deep experience and expertise that support our strategy to advance HP’s leadership in personal systems and print, disrupting new industries with our technology,” said Enrique Lores, President and CEO of HP. “Their leadership further strengthens our ability to innovate for customers.”

“Kim has been integral to HP’s success since our early days as a standalone company in 2015,” added Lores. “Her business acumen, legal prowess and purpose-driven leadership have made a huge impact and built a deep bench of leaders across her teams. We will benefit from her contributions for many years to come.” 

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