We’re talking about business, education, and materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Intech Additive Solutions is introducing a new executive, while Titomic says goodbye to its chairman and hello to some new directors. PrintLab has launched 3D curriculum for Spain and Latin America. Finally, a new LUVOCOM 3D printing material has been released.
Intech Additive Solutions Welcomes Pradeep Nair
Indian metal additive manufacturing company Intech Additive Solutions Pvt. Ltd., formerly called Intech DMLS and based in Bangalore, has appointed Pradeep Nair, an AM veteran, as its Vice President-Hardware Sales for APAC and ME Asia. Nair introduced the technology to the Indian and ASEAN markets all the way back in 1996, and spent 19 years as a Regional Director at Stratasys, before moving on to Director-India with SLM Solutions. At Intech, Nair will perform an advisory role in developing the company’s AM technology roadmap, but his main responsibility will be business development, sales, and marketing of the iFusion metal 3D printer series.
“Pradeep Nair is a visionary and among the early prime movers to introduce additive manufacturing to India. His tireless work to build and promote a strong AM community network is evident and much appreciated. His appointment will give a big boost to our plans to revolutionize Additive Manufacturing in India especially with our ‘Made in India’ iFusion series of Metal 3D Printers,” stated Sridhar Balaram, MD & CEO of Intech Additive Solutions.
Titomic Chairman Retires, New Executive Directors Welcomed
On the same day that Australian industrial 3D printing company Titomic announced that its current Chairman, Philip Vafiadis, is retiring from the company, news was also shared of the appointment of additional executives to its Board of Directors. Under a two-year consulting agreement requested by the board, Vafiadis will remain a strategic advisor to Titomic, and until a new Chairman is appointed, the company’s founder Jeff Lang will serve as interim-Executive Chairman. Moving on, experienced entrepreneur and investor Dag W.R. Stromme, and Humphrey Nolan, a commercial leader in global industrial and distribution industries, will both join the board as Non-Executive Directors on July 1st.
“We are delighted to have attracted to Titomic the calibre of Mr Stromme and Mr Nolan as new Directors,” Lang said. “Both have a proven record of implementing company growth with their extensive international experience working with emerging technologies and commercial strategy in global markets. They also bring deep corporate and technical skills to the Titomic Board that will be invaluable as we advance our global expansion.”
PrintLab Introduces Spanish 3D Printing Curriculum
UK-based 3D printing curriculum provider and distributor PrintLab announced that its classroom learning platform is now available in Spanish, thanks to a collaboration with Spanish additive manufacturing distributor Sicnova, now also a reseller of PrintLab. The English platform was launched two years ago, and in addition to Spanish, is now also available in French, Dutch, Polish, and Greek. Each PrintLab lesson comes with teacher training, downloadable student workbooks and presentations, step-by-step lesson preparation and delivery, and more, so students in Spain and Latin America can learn.
“Since launch, we have been astounded with the growing interest in PrintLab Classroom from every corner of the globe. With around 50 lesson plans and 2 new ones added each month, a key focus for us is to enable educators to use the platform in multiple languages. Our goal has always been to prepare the next generation for their future careers by addressing the widening skills gap and I am very pleased to say that this goal is being realised in a number of regions. One of our key objectives is on finding partners that share our belief and vision and in Sicnova, we have found an inspired team with a belief in inspiring the next generation at its core,” said Nick Mayor, Co-Founder at PrintLab.
“The aim is to inform, inspire and support students and teachers in adopting this technology in schools. PrintLab Classroom is now being used in over 30 countries and for us that is just the beginning, as we look to inspire minds on a global scale. A special mention must go to our PrintLab Pioneers, a group of 30 teachers from around the world that play a huge part in our curriculum development. For me this is the real power of Classroom, curriculum and training developed alongside teachers, for teachers!”
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT Line Launched
The LEHVOSS Group operates under the management of its parent company Lehmann&Voss&Co., and is made up of several chemical companies that develop, make, and market special materials for industrial clients. LEHVOSS has been making its high-performance LUVOCOM 3F compounds for nearly two decades, and is now introducing a new flame-retardant material to its high-temperature polyamide product line, LUVOCOM 35 PAHT, that’s been designed specifically for extrusion-based 3D printing.
The new LUVOCOM 35 PAHT KK 50056 BK FR material, compatible with HIPS and PVOH support materials, is an electrical insulator, with mechanical performance similar to a typical PA6. It offers better printability and excellent properties, such as higher temperature resistance and lower water absorption, and features ceramic fillers to improve its thermal stability without causing process errors. Print profiles for this new flame-retardant material are available on the CURA marketplace for the Ultimaker S5, with the S3 following soon.
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