3D Printing News Briefs, November 6, 2021: Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles – 3DPrint.com
Today’s briefs on 3D printing will be especially brief today, as we’re discussing business first. 6K appointed a CFO and PrintParts shipped its first SmartParts. Next, B9Creations partnered with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to 3D print parts for an all-terrain vehicle. Read on for all the details!
6K announces its CFO
6K, which produces advanced sustainable materials for AM powders and energy storage applications, announced the appointment of Gary Hall as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was CFO of ultra-broadband solutions provider Casa Systems, Inc., and helped lead the company through a period of major growth, which culminated in an IPO in 2017. Hall, an expert -certified accountant, has over 20 years of experience. experience leading operational and financial teams in fast growing technology companies and helping them generate major shareholder value. At 6K, he will report to CEO Dr. Aaron Bent and will be responsible for HR and IT strategies, staffing and all financial aspects of the business, including accounting and control, tax, treasury and financial planning and analysis.
“I am honored to join the 6K team at such an important time in the evolution of the business. The opportunity to contribute to the financial, investment and operational work already underway is exciting, and the possibilities of what 6K can achieve is truly inspiring, ”said Hall. “I look forward to partnering not only with the management team, but also with investors, board of directors, employees and customers on our journey to transform the way performance materials are made. ‘an environmentally friendly way. “
PrintParts Inc. ships the first SmartParts to its production customers
New York-based AM technology and service provider PrintParts Inc. has announced that it has started shipping SmartParts, which it sees as an industry first, to select production customers. The company announced that it was developing the new FA authentication and traceability solution earlier this year, and the integrated SmartParts platform mixes materials, software and hardware to embed a scannable signature into every 3D printed part. , allowing customers to easily manage their own AM processes. and trace their parts throughout the supply chain; especially important when dealing with production parts that require certified materials or full traceability.
“Many of our customers are looking to adopt additives for production, but have legitimate concerns about material verification, supplier management, and how to authenticate manufacturing data. If our industry is to go further in production applications, we must introduce technology that solves these problems and provides the security, as well as the traceability, that companies expect, ”said Robert Haleluk, CEO of PrintParts.
PrintParts will present its new SmartParts solution at Formnext in Germany later this month at booth 12 B81B.
B9Creations & SD School of Mines 3D printing of off-road vehicle parts
Finally, global 3D printing solutions provider B9Creations has partnered with the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to manufacture 3D printed parts for its all-terrain vehicle. competition. The team, made up of students from SD Mines, compete against other varsity teams in the Baja SAE competition each year, including a brake check and technical inspection and a four-hour endurance race. Using the company’s Core 5 Series XL 3D printer and its Rugged – Nylon 6 3D printing resin, the team was able to cost-effectively prototype critical vehicle parts, like fluted inserts, as well as that create solid end-use components like spacers and bushings, a 4-wheel drive activation lever, electronics assembly and accelerator and brake pedals. The team ended up ranking 10th globally and have already started designing and building next year’s vehicle, which will feature 3D printed parts on the B9 Core Series platform.
“We are proud to partner with the School of Mines Baja SAE team on this project, as well as future projects,” said Shon Anderson, CEO of B9Creations. “It’s exciting to see our technology being used in new ways, and we can’t wait to see how the team uses it to design and build their competition vehicles for years to come.