Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Velo3D has appointed Jon Porter to manage its commercial operations in Europe.

Porter previously held a role in the Renishaw’s AM division, where he helped develop new standards for the industrial 3D printing sector, and with Dyson when the company began to invest in AM technology.

‘I saw the potential for AM as a ‘bridge to manufacturing’ that allows for significant time compression and de-risking of both product development and the toolmaking cycle,’ said Porter. ‘Throughout my experience with several other companies as AM has evolved since then, the value of 3D printing as a powerful end-product manufacturing process has become increasingly clear.’

This story uses material from Velo3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.