Colorado-based 3D printer designer and manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc., which is an official Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware company and responsible for the creation of the award-winning LulzBot brand of 3D printers, has been pretty busy and ambitious over the last couple of years. The company opened a new facility in the spring of 2017, only a month before it also announced the availability of the first ever open source filament for desktop 3D printers.
Last fall, Aleph Objects, which was built on the philosophy of user freedom, partnered with a creative ad agency to launch a new 3D printing brand campaign the same month it introduced ten new hardware and software products. In 2018, the company completed the amazing feat of manufacturing its LulzBot 3D printers live on the floor of CES, and also released its second certified open source 3D printer filament.
The company’s user base has grown to include both professional and enterprise markets, and as the technology continues to become more accessible and sophisticated, this trend will likely continue. As 3D printing, and its market segments, continue expanding, Aleph Objects is prepared, and getting ready for even more growth as a company.
“Additive manufacturing technology just keeps expanding at a mind-blowing rate. The internal re-alignment of the company will ultimately serve to maintain a stronger focus on new product introduction going into this period of massive growth,” said Jeff Moe, the Founder of Aleph Objects.
This week, Aleph Objects announced new roles for two of the top executives in the company in order to continue driving the growth of its LulzBot 3D printers. The president of Aleph Objects, Grant Flaharty, is taking on the additional company role of CEO.
“The changes we are incorporating will drive significant growth as we rapidly expand our products, our reseller network, and our social presence into global markets,” Flaharty said. ” We are anticipating a record-breaking year with a larger percentage of business being received from outside the US. The response rate for LulzBot’s high quality workhorse 3D printers is setting the bar for growth going forward.”
Flaharty has over two decades worth of executive experience, and in the company’s own words, “is uniquely qualified to lead Aleph Objects through this evolving and increasingly demanding market in additive manufacturing technology.”
The other executive change involves Aleph Objects’ COO Steven Abadie, who was also given an expanded role in the company two years ago. Abadie is the company’s longest-tenured employee, having joined in 2011, and will be using all of his 3D printing expertise in his new role as the CTO.
Abadie said, “We are working towards significant leaps in technology and design across our product line. In 2019, we expect to make a strong statement with new product offerings, all with a continued focus on Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware.”
Abadie will be primarily focusing on driving Aleph Objects’ efforts in developing innovative new products, such as the Aerostruder v2 Micro the company introduced this summer that is able to fabricate tiny 3D printed parts the size of a penny.
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