IperionX appoints Ford veteran Harold Sears Senior Advisor for AM

Companies & MarketsNews
February 23, 2023

February 23, 2023

Demonstration implants made using IperionX’s proprietary Hydrogen Assisted Metallothermic Reduction (HAMR) process for the production of titanium powders (Courtesy IperionX)
Demonstration implants made using IperionX’s proprietary Hydrogen Assisted Metallothermic Reduction (HAMR) process for the production of titanium powders (Courtesy IperionX)

IperionX Ltd., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, has appointed Harold Sears as Senior Advisor for Additive Manufacturing.

Prior to this appointment, Sears held a career at Ford Motor Company, where he led a large team of Additive Manufacturing engineers. He will draw on this experience to guide the expansion of IperionX’s AM capabilities across a range of production modalities. Sears is also the owner and president of Imagine Additive Consulting, which he founded in December 2022.

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IperionX’s patented technologies can be used to produce low-carbon titanium metal from 100% recycled titanium production scrap, allowing lower-cost prototyping and reduced environmental impact. Recently, the company won a challenge to produce recycled Ti powders for the US Air Force and partnered with Carver Pump to introduce AM pump components into the US Navy’s supply chain. IperionX is also working with Compagnie Financière Richemont SA’s Panerai to produce sustainable titanium watch cases.

The company believes that working with Sears will allow it to build a world-class AM division capable of offering innovative and sustainable Ti components on shorter timeframes for a wide variety of industries, including automotive.


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