Equispheres appoints Dr Adrian Keppler to Board of Directors

May 9, 2024

Equispheres has appointed Dr Adrian Keppler to its Board of Directors (Courtesy Equispheres)
Equispheres has appointed Dr Adrian Keppler to its Board of Directors (Courtesy Equispheres)

Equispheres, Inc., based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has appointed Dr Adrian Keppler to its Board of Directors. Kepler was Managing Director and CEO of EOS for many years and now serves as an advisor and board member for several companies within the metal AM supply chain.

“Adrian is both a great ambassador for the metal Additive Manufacturing industry and a great resource for us. He knows this business from every angle and has such confidence in the future of metal 3D printing,” said Equispheres’ CEO Kevin Nicholds. “Adrian has a unique grasp of what’s needed to bring metal AM into mainstream manufacturing. He has joined Equispheres because he believes productivity-enhancing materials are one of the key elements for the future of Additive Manufacturing.”

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As a member of the board, Keppler will lend his expertise to Equispheres as they add powder production capacity to support production programmes and new developments.

“I believe in metal 3D printing,” Keppler commented. “It will add significant value to the overall manufacturing community. To achieve widespread acceptance, we must work on the economics; the cost per part must be reduced. Engineered materials are a critical enabler in that equation.”

Since leaving EOS, Keppler has focused on scaling metal AM for industrial production. He founded AM Scalation, a consulting team of AM experts focused on helping OEMs, contract manufacturers, and end users increase the production of additively manufactured parts.

Keppler is also a Senior Advisor for Digital Manufacturing at H&Z, a management consulting firm in Europe. He holds a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich.

“As an industry, we have to gain the trust of the broader manufacturing sector. Trust is about technical expertise and measurable results. This is how Equispheres is differentiating itself already in the market,” Keppler concluded.


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