Since it was founded in 2017, AMT has grown into a fully commercially oriented company. These past two years were of pivotal importance and helped ‘prove’ the efficacy of AMT’s technology through the establishment of strategic partnerships with manufacturers across various key industry verticals. Today, there are machines and integrated automation systems in operation across North America and Europe, including the UK.
The company is now transitioning from semi-stealth mode on to a fully commercial footing with aggressive growth forecasts, the opening of facilities in the United States, and the hiring of key personnel to realise the full market potential of its post-processing solutions across the world. For instance, two strategic additions have been made to the Sheffield team at the company’s Global Innovation Centre. First, the company has appointed a non-executive chairman, David Manley, who has had a wide-ranging career in engineering and management, having graduated with PhD from the University of Sheffield in gas turbine blade materials in conjunction with Rolls Royce. In the early 2000s Manley became managing director of Machine Works Ltd, a developer of simulation software for the CADCAM and 3D-printing industry, and in 2006 was part of the MBO team that acquired Machine Works and its sister company, Light Work Design.
Gavin Minton will also be joining the team as aftersales and customer experience manager. Minton comes to AMT from Henkel, where he was the regional equipment engineer, and brings a wealth of experience in the areas of 3D printing and adhesives. Minton is a strong operation professional with expertise in negotiation and technical support, which will be of huge importance in his customer-facing role at AMT.
Joseph Crabtree, CEO at AMT, says: “These are indeed exciting times at AMT as we aggressively market and sell our PostPro3D post-processing systems for AM parts, having moved from the semi-stealth mode in which we have been operating for a couple of years. We’ve been growing rapidly, but we’re now moving to the next level with our technology capabilities, our facilities and our brilliant team.”
He adds: “The post-processing step has long been the Achilles heel for 3D printing as it moves to being a true mass manufacturing technology, and we are proud to offer our fully automated solution. AMT is working in partnership with numerous OEMs, vendors and material suppliers to take the pain out of post-processing with an intelligent and collaborative approach, and we are scaling up production globally in order to share the progress we’ve made.”