Additive Industries—a Netherlands-based manufacturer of industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems—has appointed Dr. Mark Beard, the former technical director of 3T RPD, as its director of application and process development.
Beard possesses more than 10 years’ experience in the additive manufacturing industry as well as holds a PhD in Material Science and Master of Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from Exeter University. He is to lead the company's growing application and process development team.
‘Mark will play an important role in the execution of our ambition to become a top three OEM of industrial metal additive manufacturing systems,’ Daan Kersten, chief executive officer (CEO) of Additive Industries. ‘In his position, he will contribute significantly to the success of the business cases of our customers in demanding markets like automotive, aerospace, medical implants and high-tech equipment parts.’
‘I am very happy about joining such a dynamic and progressive company,’ added Beard. ‘I look forward to being part of all the future exciting developments they have planned.’