Expert Interviews

Expert Interview: John Barnes, Founder of The Barnes Group Advisors, on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

20 August 2019 13:18

  The need for specialised skills and expertise is within additive manufacturing is crucial for the technology’s adoption. However, mastering the principles of additive is no mean feat, as it involves a steep learning curve and considerable time investment. One company looking to alleviate this problem is The Barnes Group Advisors, a US-based additive manufacturing …

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Expert Interview: Aconity3D Managing Director Yves Hagedorn on Helping Companies Innovate with Additive Manufacturing

14 August 2019 8:45

Adopting metal 3D printing can be challenging due to the need to develop applications, qualify materials and processes. To overcome these challenges, German company, Aconity3D, provides flexible laboratory metal 3D printing systems that enable its customers to experiment with process parameters and research new applications for the technology.    In this week’s Expert Interview, Yves …

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Expert Interview: Exploring Photocentric’s Daylight Polymer Printing Technology with Managing Director Paul Holt

06 August 2019 9:24

Photocentric is a UK-based manufacturer of 3D printers and materials. The company, founded in 2002, is known for its unique and innovative approach to 3D printing, which it calls Daylight Polymer Printing.   In contrast to similar resin-based technologies like Stereolithography (SLA) or Digital Light Processing (DLP), Photocentric’s Daylight Polymer Printing technology does not use …

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Expert Interview: Fortify CEO Josh Martin on its Digital Composite Manufacturing Technology

30 July 2019 14:03

[Image credit: Fortify]   Fortify is a Boston-based startup that has developed a new approach to composite 3D printing. This approach combines magnet alignment of composites with Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, enabling users to produce high-quality composite parts that would be otherwise impossible to manufacture.   The technology, called Fluxprint™, powers Fortify’s Digital Composite …

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Expert Interview: Makelab Co-Founder and CEO, Christina Perla, on Building a Scalable 3D Printing Business

23 July 2019 8:59

This interview was first featured in AMFG’s State of the Industry Survey 2019: AM Service Providers. To download the 36-page report, click here.   Christina Perla is the Co-Founder and CEO of Makelab, a New York-based service bureau that provides 3D printing services for a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, architecture and industrial goods. The company …

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Expert Interview: Parts on Demand Founder, Neil van Es, on Taking 3D Printing to Production

16 July 2019 9:41

This interview was first featured in AMFG’s State of the Industry Survey 2019: AM Service Providers. To download the 36-page report, click here.    Founded in 2014 and based in the Netherlands, Parts on Demand is a 3D printing service bureau that specialises in series production, tooling, moulds and the production of machine parts. Automotive …

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Expert Interview: Arevo Co-Founder Wiener Mondesir On Producing the World’s First 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Bike Frame

02 July 2019 10:59

Silicon Valley-based company, Arevo, made headlines in 2018 after unveiling what it called the world’s first 3D-printed carbon fiber bike frame. The use case showcased the unique capabilities of Arevo’s proprietary composite 3D printing technology, which combines robotics and software to produce lightweight, customised composite parts.   Since then, Arevo has gone on to partner …

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Expert interview: Xometry’s Greg Paulsen On the Rise of the Manufacturing As A Service Business Model

27 June 2019 13:18

Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) is a business model that could have a tremendous impact on the global manufacturing industry. Put simply, MaaS platforms work with a network of manufacturers to offer production services on demand. The benefits, supporters say, include delocalised, agile manufacturing; enabling service providers to maximise their production capacity and offering clients …

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Expert Interview: Graphite Additive Manufacturing’s Jonathan Warbrick on Achieving Success with 3D Printing

19 June 2019 8:58

The landscape for AM service bureaus is changing rapidly as the drive towards production continues. More than ever, service bureaus must be agile and be able to adapt to an industry that is under a constant state of flux.   Graphite Additive Manufacturing is a UK-based AM service provider offering industrial 3D printing solutions. With …

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Expert Interview: Conflux Technology’s Ben Batagol on Reinventing Heat Exchange Technology with 3D Printing

12 June 2019 8:35

Many of our everyday electrical appliances function thanks to heat exchangers. From air conditioners to car engines and fridges, heat exchangers work to transfer heat between two or more fluids. Traditionally, designing these compact devices has been challenging, not least because of the sheer level of complexity involved to efficiently cool fluids in the most …

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