Amastan Technologies, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, a developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of materials used in Additive Manufacturing, battery and other industrial markets, has appointed two Additive Manufacturing veterans to its leadership team.
Bruce Bradshaw has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer and will be responsible for marketing strategy and communications, and Dr Sunil Badwe will join the Amastan leadership team as Chief Metallurgist and will help drive development, research and process for the commercialisation of systems, powder and materials.
Bradshaw has over twelve years experience in Additive Manufacturing and more than twenty-five years’ experience in strategy, product marketing and communications. His most recent role was as co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Evolve Additive Solutions, a spin-off of Stratasys. His past leadership roles include Chief Marketing Officer at Arcam, a GE Additive Company, where he led global marketing for Arcam EBM systems, and Vice President of Marketing at Stratasys, as well as a role at AP&C Advanced Powders.
Dr Badwe has a diverse range of experience in various materials and processes including metal casting, Powder Metallurgy processing, and alloy development for Additive Manufacturing. He has previously held Chief Metallurgist roles at Divergent 3D and Höganäs. Dr Badwe holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Metallurgy from the College of Engineering Pune (COEP), India, and a PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Nevada, USA.
Aaron Bent, Amastan Technologies CEO, stated, “We have now demonstrated the capability of Amastan’s UniMelt™ platform to produce premium powders for Additive Manufacturing made from sustainable resources, and we’re in the process of testing and qualification with strategic customers. Adding an experienced professional like Bruce to lead our global marketing is not only critical for Amastan to help position the company in the market, but also timely given our emergence into AM with premium metal powder.”
On the appointment of Dr Badwe as Chief Metallurgist, he stated, “Having Dr Badwe on board will help us exploit the power of the UniMelt platform. His ability to tailor and engineer high-entropy alloys and the broadest range of engineered alloys designed specifically for Additive Manufacturing will help advance the breadth of premium powders allowing Amastan to offer powders that to date have not been available for AM.”
“His background and prowess in metallurgy speaks for itself and will provide us with tremendous expertise across all of our market segments and will help us to bring to market the highest quality, premium powders for Additive Manufacturing.”