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Read on for updates on the latest vacancies from Solvus Global and Thought3D, recent appointments from 3D Systems, Ultimaker, Sintavia, 6K, Fehrmann alloys, and the establishment of the Philippines’ first additive manufacturing hub.
Friction Stir Welding Engineer at Solvus Global
Advanced manufacturing service provider Solvus Global is seeking a Friction Stir Welding Engineer to work at its base in Worcester, Massachusetts. The role will involve developing Friction Stir Welding parameters, building large parts for customers, selecting materials, designing fixturing, and driving the business case for friction stir 3D printing.
Successful applicants will have a minimum of five years’ experience in friction stir welding and will have previously operated friction stir welding equipment and designed fixtures and building parts. CAD/CAM experience is also required, including an understanding of g-code, and a degree in mechanical, materials, and welding engineering is desirable.
Candidates, who must be a US person according to FAR22 CFR 120.15, can apply for the role of Friction Stir Welding Engineer at Solvus Global here.
Electrical Engineer at Thought3D
3D printing adhesives developer Thought3D is looking for an Electrical Engineer to work out of its Maltese facility. The main responsibilities of the role will be to assemble and test the new electronic product the company is launching, as well as to help customers with technical queries regarding the product. There will also be the chance to develop new products in the near future.
Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field, and will showcase strong problem solving, technical, mathematical, and scientific skills. Experience in electronics design and assembly is also required, as is experience in C/C++ programming, data collection, and report writing.
Those interested in applying for the role of Electrical Engineer at Thought 3D can do so here.
3D Systems expands technology leadership team
3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of industry veteran Dr. David Leigh to the role of Chief Technology Officer for Additive Manufacturing. Leigh will be tasked with expanding and accelerating application development and product innovation for the company’s production-scale additive manufacturing offerings.
Leigh brings more than three decades of experience in the additive manufacturing sector to the role, having previously served as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operations Officer for EOS and founded Harvest Technologies, a pioneer firm in end-use parts for aerospace that was acquired by Stratasys in 2014.
The expansion of 3D Systems’ technology leadership capacity is a reflection of the acceleration of additive manufacturing adoption across the healthcare and industrial markets, the company says. Off the back of Leigh’s arrival, 3D Systems Co-founder Chuck Hull announced he is to increase his emphasis on biotechnology as Chief Technology Officer for Regenerative Medicine, having achieved several recent breakthroughs in this field.
“David will be an outstanding asset to our leadership team and 3D Systems,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “He is a recognized leader in additive technology with a track record of building high-performance teams that drive innovation and product development. Chuck, who pioneered 3D printing, is now taking us into the new frontier of regenerative medicine – a market that will change our company and the world in the years ahead. There has never been such an exciting tie for our company and our industry.”
3D Printing Industry recently hosted a panel discussion about Regenerative Medicine. You can watch the replay below.
Ultimaker appoints Jürgen von Hollen as CEO
Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has appointed Jürgen von Hollen to the role of CEO, in light of outgoing CEO Jos Burger announcing his retirement and transitioning to the company’s Supervisory Board.
Von Hollen brings extensive international experience within fast-growing technology industries, having previously served as President and CEO at Universal Robots where he played a key role in growing and establishing the company as a market leader. He has also held leadership positions at the likes of Bilfinger SE, Daimler-Chrysler Services, T-Systems, and Pentair.
“I am very excited to be joining the Ultimaker team, who has developed a leading product, strong business model and has a very talented team,” said von Hollen. “I believe this uniquely positions Ultimaker to take full advantage of a $35 billion 3D printing market and outgrow this market, which itself is expected to grow at 20% per annum. Ultimaker has the ability to enable dynamic innovation, flexible manufacturing and delivers great productivity improvements.
“Together, we want to transform organizations and Ultimaker is in a great position to grow as the leader.”
6K appoints Mary Cronin Vice President of Government Affairs
Specialist 3D printing materials developer 6K has added Mary Cronin to its executive leadership team in the role of Vice President of Government Affairs. Cronin’s extensive experience in US public policy, state and federal government relations, in addition to her knowledge of local, state, federal, non-profit and corporate outreach, will aid 6K in driving sustainability, national security and supply chain, the firm said.
Cronin will navigate and build relationships with the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense among other bodies, will bolster the growing number of SLA programs 6K has been awarded.
“Issues like battery manufacturing in the US, of which there is near zero capability currently, and securing critical elements like titanium domestically, pose a national threat to the country,” said Aaron Bent, 6K CEO. “Our UniMelt production platform can be a key driving force in solving these issues. Having Mary leading these initiatives for 6K with the highest levels of government will give us a strong voice in DC and uncover more strategic program opportunities.”
Sintavia hires new Chief Financial Officer
3D printing service bureau Sintavia has appointed Brian Haggenmiller as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Haggenmiller joins Sintavia from his role of Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at aviation leader AerSale Corp, where he led the firm’s financial planning efforts in the lead of it going public in 2020, and evaluated a wide range of commercial aerospace transactions.
“We could not be more excited to have Brian join the Sintavia team as our new CFO,” said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s CEO. “Brian’s direct experience in commercial aviation, combined with his leadership in the financial markets, makes him an ideal choice to lead our financial and accounting teams. I am looking forward to working with him as we lead Sintavia to the next level of its development.”
Yuliya Deichsel strengthens Fehrmann ALLOYS’ sales team
Aluminum specialist Fehrmann ALLOYS has hired Yuliya Deichsel as a Technical Sales Manager to strengthen its sales team with international industrial project experience.
Prior to joining Fehrmann, Deichsel was involved in technical projects for various machine manufacturers and automotive part producers for 16 years, and has previously been responsible for expanding European-wide sales networks within the automotive sector as a Sales Manager. Her primary role will be to exploit the potential of 3D metal printing as a future technology for European and American industrial companies.
“Thanks to Yuliya Deichsel’s technical affinity and her relevant professional experience in international foreign trade management with a focus on customer support in the B2B sector and in the export of plant and machinery for planning-intensive projects, we are pleased to introduce a proven industry expert as a contact person to our business partners today,” said Managing director Henning Fehrmann.
DOST launches Philippines’ first AM hub
Rounding off with facility news, and the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) has unveiled the country’s first, “world-class” hub for additive manufacturing.
Named the AMCen, the $10 million advanced manufacturing center will be equipped with a state-of-the-art prototyping laboratory aimed at increasing the technological readiness, business sophistication and innovative capacity of the Philippines’ manufacturing sector. According to DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, additive manufacturing will play a crucial role in increasing the country’s competitiveness as it gears up for Industry 4.0.
He told the Manila Bulletin: “The DOST’s long-term vision is to be the provider of world-class scientific, technological, and innovative solutions that will lead to higher productivity and better quality of life, benefiting the Filipino people. By 2022, the DOST envisions to be a leading Science, Technology, and Innovation Hub in the ASEAN region.
“Building the AMCen is a crucial strategy in achieving this goal. Today, it will go down in the history of manufacturing in the country as a landmark milestone.”
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