Adam Hopkins, CEO of Uniformity Labs joined me for Season 3, Episode 2 of the AM Voices video podcast. Visiting onsite in Ithaca, New York at metal 3D printing contract manufacturer Incodema3D gave me an appreciative perspective on the materials development work behind some of the most advanced production 3D printed parts in aerospace. I had the opportunity to find out more about what makes Uniformity Labs feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the reliability and efficiency of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) value chain from Uniformity Labs CEO, Adam Hopkins.
• Overview of Uniformity Labs and how the company got started.
• Technology developed and the valued combination of materials and parameters
• Addressing both Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Binder Jetting technologies.
• Agnostic solutions to machine OEM and metal alloy
• Polimotor application = CAM tray 3D printed at Incodema3D
• Maintaining material properties even at build rates 2-3 times faster than the standard
• Expanding beyond Aerospace and Medical
• How Uniformity Labs technology be impacting the adoption of AM and machines.
• Reducing carbon footprint and sustainability for manufacturing.
• Accelerating the adoption of AM across all the major industries.
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Adam is an entrepreneur and scientist focused on the commercialization of breakthrough technologies in the physical sciences and novel materials. He is a founder of and since its inception has served as CEO of Uniformity Labs, a rapidly growing additive manufacturing materials, printing, and software company born out of IP conceived and developed by himself and Princeton professor Salvatore Torquato. He has led technical and business teams at venture backed high-tech startups developing novel thermoelectric, photonic, and phononic materials, and he is the author of several materials and manufacturing processes patents, including on the topics of granular media density enhancement, additive manufacturing print processes, thermoelectric design and production, and phononic attenuation. He earned his Ph. D. in Theoretical Chemistry from Princeton, where he was awarded a Charlotte Elizabeth Proctor Honorific Fellowship and the Ray Grimm Memorial Prize in Computational Physics. Adam obtained his bachelor’s degree also at Princeton (cum laude) in Physics, with minors in Materials Science and Applied Mathematics.
Uniformity Labs produces engineered powders and materials that helps customers realize substantial quality and efficiency improvements in additive and conventional manufacturing at scale using its ground-breaking, high-density metal powders and advanced manufacturing processes expertise. Delivering part production readiness across a large and growing portfolio of materials. Its patented technology uniquely enables groundbreaking improvements in throughput and reductions in residual stress across materials and platforms in laser powder bed fusion printing. In Binder Jetting, Uniformity powders deliver fully dense parts with minimal sintering shrink, resulting in the ability to manufacture to otherwise unobtainable high precision, material mechanical properties, and part surface roughness. More info: UniformityLabs.com