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Uniformity Labs Launches 17-4PH Stainless Steel Powder for Binder Jetting (BJT)

September 13, 2022 /Uniformity Labs/Press Release
Best-in-class stainless steel powder is qualified on Desktop Metal’s Shop System, delivering no-compromise metal additive manufacturing

Uniformity Labs, a producer of engineered materials for advanced manufacturing, announces the availability of its ultra-low porosity 17-4PH stainless steel powder for the Desktop Metal Shop Pro Binder Jetting (BJT) platform, an advanced metal powder that delivers superior material properties, sintered part geometric accuracy, process yield and print uniformity at highest throughput.


Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Labs’ ultra-low porosity 17-4 PH powders exhibit a typical Tap Density of 5.33 ± 0.05 g/cm3. In an industry-first, Uniformity Labs provides insight into the geometric uniformity of parts throughout the part production cycle and considering all factors within a typical spread, print, cure, de-powder, and sinter.


A high and highly repeatable Sintered Density of 7.68± 0.03 g/cm3 and in-print brown density deviation of +/- 0.024 g/cm3 delivers uniform sintering shrinkage across the bed. Brown density across prints, batches, and in-spec process and environmental parameters averages 4.49 +/- 0.05g/cm3, delivering at better than 95% confidence levels inclusive of batch-to-batch, spread, print, cure, de-powder, and sinter sources of variation, a highly uniform sintering shrinkage of 15.17% ± 0.65% in the X direction, 15.66% ± 0.65% in the Y direction and 18.18% ± 0.63% in the Z direction. This low and unusually stable shrinkage allows the manufacture via binder jetting of large parts, up to 10s of cms in length.


The process stability reported is enabled by the low cohesion, low porosity powder that repeatably spreads uniformly across the build bed. The high brown densities result in up to 50% reduction in linear shrinkage relative to competitor materials and repeatably deliver 99-100% final part density for best-in-class materials properties. An additional benefit of low shrinkage is increased printer throughput due to greater use of the build volume. The highly flowable powder even further improves throughput by allowing repeatable fast layering, with a net throughput benefit of approximately 50% relative to non-Uniformity powders on comparable platforms, thereby enabling substantial cost reduction to be taken advantage of by parts manufacturers contemplating adoption of metal AM at scale.


Uniformity continues to deliver on its promise of No Compromise Metal AM for the industry. The benefits of its uniform, ultra-low porosity, high flow materials are not limited to print and sinter steps but also to secondary process steps, including de-powdering and sintered part finishing. The flowability of Uniformity’s low cohesion powders drastically facilitates de-powdering of high aspect ratio and geometrically complex parts with fine features and channels, preventing breakage during the de-powdering process step and enabling binder jetting of more complex, high aspect ratio parts. Furthermore, the unusually low variability in geometric shrinkage reduces the need for costly post-machining, as does the low as-printed surface roughness averaging 4.1um in the XY plane and 8um in the Z planes.


17-4 PH is martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel. It’s known for its corrosion resistance and high strength and hardness levels, especially when heat treated. 17-4 PH can be heat treated to various hardness and toughness levels, allowing users to customize the post-sintering properties of the alloy to suit a wide variety of applications, such as chemical processing, manufacturing machinery, and food processing.


“The application of Uniformity17-4 PH stainless steel for BJT delivers mechanical and process excellence for our customers who require materials that perform to the highest standard across each step of the production process,” said Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “Our powders deliver superior mechanical properties, surface finish, printing yield, and process stability, allowing one machine to do the work of several.”


In addition to materials that are already available, the Uniformity team is continually working to develop new materials and processes to make 3D printing accessible to all industries and applications.


Uniformity 17-4 PH Mechanical Information


At a glance, provided below are mechanical properties based on the ASTM E8/E8-M and therein cited norms on binder jet printed and sintered bars with process surface. Properties are dependent on the sintering process and equipment employed. The properties presented here assume a gas-sealed furnace capable of holding at least 400mtorr vacuum and +/- 5C temperature stability sintered under flowing Ar-3%H2 gas with burnout hold and peak temp hold of 2 hours at 1310C. Furnaces capable of superior temperature and process control can yield superior properties relative to those stated below.

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About Uniformity Labs

Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com

Media contact:
Uniformity Labs
Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

Uniformity Labs Demonstrates Substantial Benefits of its AlSi10Mg Powder and Optimized Build Parameters to Produce Parts for the Transportation Industry

September 8, 2022 /Uniformity Labs/Press Release
Creates Test Case with Polimotor and Incodema3D on the production of a lightweight Cam Tray engine component with best-in-class material properties

Uniformity Labs, a producer of engineered materials for advanced manufacturing, has partnered with revolutionary race car engine developer, Polimotor, and Incodema3D, a leader in direct metal 3D printing, to produce a Cam Tray engine component designed by Polimotor.


The Cam Tray component and associated CAD files were provided by Matti Holtzberg, founder of Polimotor, for a joint case study with Incodema3D to evaluate the throughput benefits of Uniformity powders and print parameters for this component. Incodema3D’s EOS M290 was used to build the Cam Trays using Uniformity Labs’ ultra-low porosity AlSi10Mg powder and optimized build parameters.


Incodema3D printed two halves of the Cam Tray at 30um and 50um layers to validate the simulated build times and demonstrate the increased throughput advantages of Uniformity Labs’ powders and parameters without compromising material properties.


Here is a summary of the findings and click here for the full case study.


Uniformity executed build times simulations using Uniformity HPS settings at 30um & 50um to compare with EOS 30um & 40um standard settings:

  • Uniformity As-printed densities are 99.9% compared to EOS ≥99.8%
  • Uniformity mechanical properties at 30um are superior to best-in-class 30um, and at 50um comparable to best-in-class 40um
  • Uniformity achieves < 4um Ra on as-printed vertical surfaces at 30um layer thickness and slightly higher values at 50um
  • At the same 30um layers, Incodema3D demonstrated a 181% improvement in throughput vs. EOS conventional powder and parameters with no compromise to material properties, delivering a density of 99.9%+ at the top of the chain
  • At 50um layers, Incodema3D demonstrated a 163% improvement in throughput vs. EOS conventional 40um build time with no compromise to material properties, delivering an average density of 99.85%

  • “This is a strategically important case study because it shows the significant advantages of using our engineered materials for advanced manufacturing of critical components for use in the transportation industry,” said Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. The results show that we can achieve faster, more cost-effective part production without compromising material properties.”


    “Since we created the world’s first super light-weight polymer engine in 1980, manufacturing technologies have advanced to allow us to include 3D printed metal components along with the polymer components in the engine design,” said Polimotor founder and innovator Matti Holtzberg. “The case study we just completed on the engine Cam Tray, with Uniformity’s advanced aluminum alloy powder and print parameters, produced at Incodema3D, shows substantial benefits in manufacturing time, which will have a significant impact on reducing the cost to make these and other components for our engine.


    “Along with the inherent benefits 3D printing provides in reducing weight and optimizing designs, the ability to reduce cost without compromise to material properties has significant implications not just for producing racing engines but for the global auto industry, which faces a growing demand for lighter, more fuel-efficient cars,” Holtzberg continued.


    About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com

    For more information on Polimotor, please visit – www.polimotor.com

    For more information on Incodema3D, please visit – www.incodema3d.com

    Click here to download the full case study – https://qrco.de/PolimotorCaseStudy


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Tekna and Uniformity Labs Sign Agreement for Supply of Titanium for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF)

    June 22, 2022/Uniformity Labs/Press Release
    Complementary technological capabilities allow customers to achieve higher quality, greener, more sustainable part production with no compromise in quality.

    Uniformity Labs, producer of engineered materials for advanced manufacturing, and Tekna (OSE: TEKNA), the world-leading provider of advanced materials to industry, signed an agreement where Tekna will supply Ti64 5/25 and Ti64 45/105 to Uniformity to produce its highly advanced titanium powders. This agreement will make available a critical North American supply source for Uniformity and increase Tekna’s output capacity and efficiency.


    Greener, more sustainable materials

    The collaboration enables Tekna to optimize the use of its production yield which Uniformity will process to produce its advanced titanium powder for LPBF. Uniformity’s technology helps customers realize substantial quality and efficiency improvements in additive and conventional manufacturing at scale. Their engineered powders and processes enable faster production of repeatable parts at higher density with no compromise in quality. Tekna powder atomization technology uses hydro-energy, and all process gasses are recycled in closed loops, achieving greener production. Together the companies will help industrial customers produce greener, more sustainable parts.


    Furthermore, this supply agreement leverages both companies' complementary offer to the industry and clears the way to a growing collaboration between the two leaders.


    “We’re excited to collaborate with Tekna for the supply of highest quality titanium powders for LPBF”, said Adam Hopkins, founder, and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “This agreement opens a critical North American material resource for us. The complementary nature of our businesses produces an economic benefit for our customers who gain through higher printer throughput and repeatability, and a supply chain security benefit from the use of materials produced entirely in North America.”


    “We are extremely proud that Uniformity Labs has selected us to supply titanium powders,” said Luc Dionne, CEO of Tekna. “This is a testament to Tekna's supply reliability and reaffirms that our product quality matches with a wide range of industry requirements.”


    About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    About Tekna

    Tekna is a world-leading provider of advanced materials, headquartered in Sherbrooke, Canada. Tekna produces high-purity metal powders for applications such as 3D printing serving the aerospace, medical, automotive industries, as well as optimized induction plasma systems for industrial research and production. With its unique, IP-protected plasma technology, the company is well positioned in the growing market for advanced nanomaterials within the electronics and batteries industries. Building on 30 years of delivering excellence, Tekna is a global player recognized for its quality products and its commitment to its multinational base of over 200 blue-chip customers.


    For more information please visit our website – www.tekna.com.


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs Launches Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23 Titanium Alloy Powder for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)

    May 17, 2022/Uniformity Labs/Press Release
    Delivering greatly improved production throughput and uncompromised quality to the aerospace, performance automotive and medical industries

    Engineered materials company Uniformity Labs (Uniformity) announces the availability of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) powder for L-PBF. Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Labs Ti64 Grade 23 exhibits best-in-class mechanical performance, surface roughness, and uniformity across the build bed, in parallel with greatly improved throughput. Typical builds deliver an average of 99.96% density in the as-printed state and are 1.5X to 2.0X faster, depending on machine and part geometry, as compared to the same builds performed at the same layer thickness using standard powder and machine parameters.


    Ti64 Grade 23 is an alloy of titanium, aluminum, and vanadium. The material exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio and is biocompatible, making it ideal for medical and high-performance applications including performance automotive and aerospace.


    “The application of Uniformity Ti64 Grade 23 delivers material properties excellence and repeatability for our customers who require parts that perform to the highest standard in extreme conditions,” said Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “Our powders deliver robust mechanical properties, low surface roughness, and high print yield, in addition to substantially increasing machine throughput.”


    The availability of this powder follows the recent announcement of a Uniformity collaboration with AddUp, targeted to maximize the productivity of Uniformity’s Ti64 Grade 23 ELI alloy using AddUp’s FormUp350 L-PBF printer. This partnership targets regulated healthcare and aerospace production using metal additive manufacturing technologies.


    Ti64 Grade 23 Mechanical and Density Information


    At a glance mechanical and density properties listed below (as built / HIPed)


  • 60um layer thickness
  • Two times the throughput @ 99.9%+ density (average 99.96% / >99.96%)
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm z) – 1221 ± 9 MPa / 1000 ± 7 MPa
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm xy) – 1245 ± 21 MPa / 1010 ± 6 MPa
  • Yield Strength (Rm z) 1083 ± 18 MPa / 896 ± 10 MPa
  • Yield Strength (Rm xy) 1077 ± 19 MPa / 924 ± 7 MPa
  • Fracture Elongation (Rm z) 8.0 ± 2.0% / 15.0 ± 0.5%
  • Fracture Elongation (Rm xy) 8.0 ± 1.0% / 14.0 ± 0.5%
  • Surface roughness in z direction (no treatment, um) 11.0 ± 1.0

  • Notes:

  • Coupon Type: ASTM E8/E8-M Rectangular Tension Test Specimens, Subsize (25mm gauge), no polishing
  • For a complete data sheet, please email: materials@uniformitylabs.com

  • About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    AddUp Solutions and Uniformity Labs to Collaborate on Ti64 Grade 23 Production on the FormUp® 350 L-PBF Printer Platform

    May 11, 2022/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Global metal additive manufacturing OEM AddUp Solutions (“AddUp”) and engineered materials company Uniformity Labs (“Uniformity”) are working together to maximize the productivity of Uniformity’s Ti64 Grade 23 titanium alloy using the AddUp FormUp350 laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) printer. This will lead to a partnership targeting regulated healthcare and aerospace production using metal additive manufacturing technologies.


    The partnership's goal is to jointly market Uniformity Ti64 Grade 23 as an advanced material option on the FormUp350 to the combined customer base of AddUp and Uniformity.


    “We’re excited about the potential of this collaboration,” said Uniformity CEO Adam Hopkins. “The advanced features of the FormUp 350 and the optimized material properties of our ultra-low porosity Ti64 Grade 23 powder produce the highest quality printed alloy ideal for medical and other high-performance applications such as aerospace and energy. Ti64 is the starting point as we will look to verify other materials on the FormUp350 platform with AddUp.”


    Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Ti64 exhibits best-in-class mechanical performance, surface roughness, and greatly improved throughput, increasing part production by as much as 100% or more compared to the printing of other Ti64 alloys with equivalent mechanical properties.


    “Uniformity Lab’s metal powders combined with AddUp’s unique roller demonstrate the ability to unlock applications where demanding surface finish and mechanical requirements combined with high levels of productivity are critical,” said Rush LaSelle, CEO AddUp, Inc. “Initial testing of Ti64 Grade 23 on the FormUp350 exhibited increased machine productivity, helping our customers to justify applications which to date may have been out of reach. Our engineering teams continue to collaborate in qualifying Ti64 Grade 23 medical applications and have already begun planning for additional materials to more broadly serve AddUp customers in healthcare and other high-value markets.”


    Launched in 2021, the FormUp® 350 PBF machine is modular and scalable to provide the highest productivity while ensuring user safety. The FormUp has up to four 500W lasers, a bidirectional coating system with 40% faster powder spreading and 160+ accessible parameters, making the system an open platform for the convenience of AddUp’s customers. The FormUp includes an autonomous powder module, powder storage, machine feeding and unfused powder recovering and sieving, allowing operators to work in complete safety, having 0 contact with the powder. AddUp’s roller technology achieves a 20% higher density of the powder bed, allowing improved surface finish, extreme unsupported overhangs, and a fine feature resolution unparalleled in the industry. This, coupled with a complete monitoring solution, provides customers with an Industry 4.0 solution with real quality assurances after each and every build.


    About AddUp Solutions

    AddUp, a joint venture created by Michelin and Fives, is a global metal additive manufacturing OEM offering multi-technology production systems, including the FormUp® range of robust and open-architecture Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) machines, as well as the BeAM Modulo and Magic lines of industrial Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machines. The combination of these processes allows AddUp customers the flexibility to choose the technology best suited for their specific application while also offering a unique ability to meet technical challenges, such as manufacturing parts combining these complementary technologies. AddUp’s FormUp 350 PBF machine is modular and scalable to provide the highest productivity while ensuring user safety. The DED machines are designed for industrial production and equipped with in-house designed and developed nozzles to provide maximum precision and high productivity. To provide customers with a true Industry 4.0 solution, AddUp also provides a complete monitoring solution providing quality assurances after each and every build.

    AddUp is headquartered in Cébazat, France, with its North American subsidiary based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to machine design and manufacturing, the AddUp group also offers part production, POC production, metal AM consulting services, AM training, and design for AM, making AddUp your one-stop for metal AM. To learn more, visit www.addupsolutions.com.


    About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs Ultra-Low Porosity 316L and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel Powders Deliver Improved Mechanical Properties at Much Higher Throughput in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing

    Uniformity brings high speed, No Compromise Metal Additive Manufacturing to the industry with its material and print solutions.
    April 5, 2022/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Additive Manufacturing company Uniformity Labs (Uniformity) announces the availability of its ultra-low porosity 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steel powders, a high throughput feedstock that exhibits best-in-class material properties. The Uniformity 316L and 17-4 PH powders and optimized print processes were previously used to create various parts in various industries with great success.


    Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Labs ultra-low porosity 316L and 17-4 PH powders exhibit tap densities of up to 85% and melt to produce parts averaging over 99.95% density. Uniformity HPS parameters for 316L and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel at 50um and 60um layer thickness, respectively, achieve production build rates up to 2x-3x faster for typical complex geometry additive parts. This speed increase is in comparison to other high-speed comparable layer thickness builds conducted on the same printers with standard powders and comparable finished part density.


    Higher bed and tap densities enable Uniformity powders to deliver improved mechanical properties even at high-speed build rates and thicker layer printing. Uniformity will soon release 60um and 90um parameters that demonstrate even greater production throughput with comparable mechanical properties, further evidence that no compromises need to be made to adopt L-PBF Metal AM.


    316L is austenitic stainless steel that is perfect for demanding environments and applications, such as parts exposed to marine, pharmaceutical, or petrochemical processing, food preparation equipment, medical devices, surgical tooling, and consumer products such as jewelry. It is known for its corrosion resistance, high flexibility, and excellent mechanical properties at extreme temperatures.


    17-4 PH is martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel. It’s known for its corrosion resistance and high strength and hardness levels, especially when heat treated. 17-4 PH can be heat treated to a variety of hardness and toughness levels, allowing users to customize the post-sintering properties of the alloy to suit a wide variety of applications, such as chemical processing, manufacturing machinery, and food processing.


    “The application of Uniformity 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steel delivers mechanical excellence for our customers who require materials that perform to the highest standard in extreme conditions,” said Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “Our powders deliver superior mechanical properties, surface finish, printing yield, and part reliability, and allow one machine to do the work of several.”


    In addition to materials that are already available, the Uniformity team is continually working to develop new materials and processes to make 3D printing accessible to all industries and applications.


    SS 316L Mechanical and Density Information
    At a glance, mechanical and density properties listed below
  • 50um layer thickness
  • Up to three times the throughput @ 99.9%+ density (density coupons average 99.95%)
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm z) – 675 ± 26 MPa
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm xy) – 700 ± 23 MPa
  • Yield Strength (Rm z) – 503 ± 22 Mpa
  • Yield Strength (Rm xy) – 550 ± 18 MPa
  • Fracture Elongation (Rm z) – 45 ± 6.0 %
  • Fracture Elongation (Rm xy) - 47 ± 5.0 %
  • Surface roughness in z direction (no treatment) (um) 8.6 ± 1.8

  • Notes:

  • Coupon Type: ASTM E8/E8-M Rectangular Tension Test Specimens, Subsize (25mm gauge), no polishing
  • For a complete data sheet, please email: materials@uniformitylabs.com

  • About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    PrinterPrezz and Uniformity Labs Enter into Relationship to Reduce the Manufacturing Cost of Advanced Medical Devices

    PrinterPrezz will manufacture medical devices with Uniformity Labs ultra-low porosity powders for clearance through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory process
    January 18, 2022/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    PrinterPrezz, Inc. and Uniformity Labs today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to utilize Uniformity’s technology in laser powder bed fusion and binder jetting for medical device applications.


    The first joint effort will be to qualify the Uniformity Labs ultra-low porosity Ti64 titanium powder at PrinterPrezz’s innovation center to produce implantable medical devices, beginning with the spine implants manufactured on 3D Systems ProX DMP printers. Utilizing the ultra-low porosity powder will reduce print time and lower the cost to manufacture these devices. Together the companies will seek to qualify spine implants through the FDA regulatory approval process.


    “We aim to leverage the qualification of Uniformity Lab’s metal powders to accelerate new product introduction and reduce device costs for patients around the globe.” said Shri Shetty, CEO PrinterPrezz. “Uniformity’s powders have a history of exhibiting superior mechanical properties and higher machine productivity, which will help us continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the medical device industry. Our executive teams have collaborated closely over the last few years and recognized the considerable synergy. We are excited to leverage this partnership to reduce device costs and expand the reach of our medical platform.”


    “This is a tremendous market opportunity and the perfect application for our ultra-low porosity titanium powder,” said Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “We have an excellent working relationship with PrinterPrezz and are excited by the prospect of combining our novel technology with their life-changing innovation platform. Other industries have already adopted our printing processes to significantly enhance the 3D printing value proposition and we look forward to having the same impact in the medical segment through this partnership.”


    Uniformity founding advisor and Vice President of Business Development, Geoffrey Doyle, serves as an Advisor to the PrinterPrezz executive team and Board of Directors. He has been in this role since the company was founded in 2018.


    About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. 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. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    About PrinterPrezz

    PrinterPrezz’s mission is to bring more ideas for innovative medical devices to market faster, connecting medicine and manufacturing to become the first Medifacturing™ company in the world. By developing advanced medical devices using processes that combine expertise in 3D printing, orthopaedics, semiconductor and nanotechnologies, PrinterPrezz’s ultimate goal is to provide medical solutions that enable people to enjoy active lives longer. PrinterPrezz’s ecosystem aims to solve challenges for various parts of the medical innovation value chain by providing prototyping, development, and manufacturing services to create life-enhancing medical devices. Committed to ongoing compliance with ISO13485:2016 and all relevant regulatory requirements, PrinterPrezz provides customers with access to a variety of 3D printing machines, 3D manipulation software, and 3D scanners as well as advanced manufacturing processes, and surgeon education programs. Medical solutions created by PrinterPrezz are designed to enable more people to live happier and more gratifying lives.

    For additional information about the company, please visit www.printerprezz.com.


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs Unveil Partnership to Deliver Binder Jetting Powders that Enable Exceptional Sintered Part Density and Mechanical Properties

    December 2, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), a leader in mass production additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, and Uniformity Labs, a leading AM company revolutionizing industrial 3D printing materials and processes, today unveiled a partnership to qualify and deliver ultra-low porosity binder jetting powders that exhibit exceptional sintered part density and mechanical properties paired with Desktop Metal’s AM 2.0 binder jetting solutions.


    Led by a team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Labs has developed patented materials technology that uniquely enables powders with tap densities up to 85 percent that sinter to full density and are significantly more flowable than powders of comparable size. These materials are unlike any other in their ability to repeatably spread uniformly across the print bed at the highest relative density, thereby delivering the highest attainable sintered part density with the lowest achievable part shrink in binder jetting. The result is extraordinarily high precision parts exhibiting excellent material properties and surface finish.


    The goal of the partnership is to leverage Desktop Metal’s pioneering high-speed binder jetting systems and processes with Uniformity Labs’ innovative capabilities in metal powder processing to create industry-leading, integrated solutions that make it easier for businesses to adopt binder jetting to produce end-use metal parts at scale. The collaboration is focused on qualifying optimized binder jetting powders exclusively for Desktop Metal solutions, including the Production System™, Shop System™, and ExOne print platforms. Together, the companies are studying powder and binder interactions and will release print profiles with fully characterized mechanical properties for various materials, including stainless steels, nickel-based superalloys, and reactive metals such as aluminum.


    To accelerate materials qualification and enhance collaboration between the companies, Uniformity Labs has installed several Desktop Metal systems at its facilities in Fremont, CA, including a Shop System and a Production System P-1. The partnership has already resulted in the qualification of several high-performance, engineered powders for Desktop Metal’s Shop System, which are commercially available to customers exclusively through Desktop Metal as part of its turnkey Shop System solution. Uniformity Labs topologically engineered powders for Desktop Metal’s Production System and ExOne platforms will be available directly through Uniformity Labs.


    Uniformity Labs and Desktop Metal also previously announced a dedicated multi-year effort to develop aluminum 6061 for binder jetting that has produced a breakthrough unadulterated powder that sinters to better than wrought yield strength and ultimate tensile strength with excellent elongation. The companies plan to continue to work together to qualify the aluminum 6061 powder on Desktop Metal’s Production System platform and scale production for commercial release.


    “We are excited to unveil this strategic partnership with Uniformity Labs, which is pioneering materials solutions that will advance the AM industry,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “Binder jetting powders processed with Uniformity Labs technology enable unmatched mechanical properties and can further improve the economics of printing. We look forward to collaborating with the Uniformity Labs team to optimize binder jetting powders exclusively for Desktop Metal’s AM 2.0 solutions and provide our customers with integrated offerings including hardware, software, and materials that enable robust adoption of AM for mass production.”


    “This partnership strengthens our ongoing collaboration with Desktop Metal to provide incredible value for its customers looking to adopt next-generation AM solutions,” said Adam Hopkins, Founder, and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “We are thrilled to continue our work with Desktop Metal to qualify our high-performance, engineered powders that deliver superior mechanical properties, surface finish, and part reliability.”


    About Desktop Metal

    Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum, named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies, and the 2021 winner of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in materials and Next Big Things in Tech Award for sustainability. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

    About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology uniquely enables fully dense printing with minimal shrinkage of binder jetting materials, delivering significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.

    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs Ultra-Low Porosity AlSi10Mg Aluminum Alloy Powder Delivers Greatly Increased Throughput with Best-in-Class Material Properties

    Uniformity Uses AlSi10Mg to Produce 3D Printed Roll-Cage Component for Solar Powered Race Car on an SLM 280 2.0 Dual Laser
    September 22, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Additive Manufacturing company Uniformity Labs (Uniformity) has successfully printed an additively designed automotive component with its ultra-low porosity AlSi10Mg, a high throughput, aluminum alloy powder that exhibits best-in-class material properties. The Uniformity AlSi10Mg powder and optimizing print processes have previously been deployed with a variety of parts in various industries with great success.


    In its latest application, Uniformity produced a roll-cage designed for a solar powered race car on an in-house SLM 280 2.0 Dual Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D printer. The part will be used on a car participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an international event for solar-powered cars driving 3000 kilometers through the Australian outback.


    The roll cage was printed with a 30um layer thickness to get a fantastic surface finish from the printer with best-in-class mechanical properties and the added benefit of delivering the productivity level of a 60um layer thickness print. Uniformity brings No Compromise Metal Additive Manufacturing to the industry with its material and print solutions.


    The car engineering team used topological optimization techniques to design the part to ensure strength while reducing material usage (weight). The cost and material performance were critical factors, so they replaced carbon fiber with an additive manufactured part made from the Uniformity AlSi10Mg powder. This application of our material also demonstrates its advantage in furthering the future of sustainable mobility, where robust, lightweight parts are required to accelerate the transition to cleaner, safer, more inclusive mobility systems.


    This is an excellent example of how our innovation can significantly improve part design using our advanced powders and modern AM techniques,” said Adam Hopkins, founder and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “Our ultra-low porosity AlSi10Mg and print processes allowed the car development team to create a better part quickly, cheaply, and optimized for the necessary weight and safety parameters.”


    “It’s easy to see how the processes used, and benefits afforded to the roll-cage production can apply to the creation of complex parts for use in mainstream industries such as aviation, auto, and consumer electronics,” Hopkins continued. “That’s what our technology is all about.”


    AlSi10Mg Mechanical and Density Information
    At a glance mechanical and density properties listed below (as built/stress relieved annealed)
  • 30um layer thickness
  • Three times the throughput @ 99.8%+ density (average 99.9%)
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm z) - 406 ± 14 MPa/ 251 ± 8 MPa
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm xy) - 438 ± 18 MPa/ 247 ± 9 MPa
  • Yield Strength (Rm z) 264 ± 8 MPa/148 ± 5
  • Yield Strength (Rm xy) 291 ± 12 MPa/156 ± 4
  • Fracture Elongation (Rm z) 3.7 ± 0.7%/14.2 ± 1.1%
  • Fracture Elongation (Rm xy) 7.2 ± 1.1%/17.3 ± 2.0%
  • Surface roughness in z direction (no treatment) (um) 3.4 ± 0.9

  • Notes:
  • Coupon Type: ASTM E8/E8-M Rectangular Tension Test Specimens, Subsize (25mm gauge), no polishing
  • For a complete data sheet, please email: materials@uniformitylabs.com

  • Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology uniquely enables fully dense printing with minimal shrinkage of binder jetting materials, delivering significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.

    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs, Inc. Appoints Gary Brown as Vice President Finance

    September 15, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Uniformity Labs (Uniformity), a leading additive manufacturing (AM) company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing processes, has appointed Gary Brown to the position of Vice President, Finance, reporting directly to founder and CEO Adam Hopkins.


    Gary is an operationally-focused finance leader who brings extensive international financial management skills in both start-up and large public companies. He has a long track record of success driving performance improvements and leading successful change initiatives, mergers, and acquisitions, process improvement, and adoption of new technology. He held several senior executive positions at NASDAQ-listed Sanmina, leading finance and IT teams and as VP Operations Finance at unicorn construction and technology start-up Katerra.


    “The appointment of Gary is of great benefit to Uniformity,” said Adam Hopkins. “He is as familiar with the start-up environment as he is with public company operations. His deep financial and operational experience will bring another level of leadership discipline to our company as we continue to grow our business.”


    “Uniformity is in the right space at the right time with ground-breaking AM technology that is critical for industrial innovation,” said Gary Brown. “I am delighted to join their impressive management team at this exciting point in their development and to do my part to drive the next phase of growth.”


    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology uniquely enables fully dense printing with minimal shrinkage of binder jetting materials, delivering significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs, Inc. Strengthens its Sales and Marketing Capability with the Appointment of Two Industry Veterans

    April 28, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Uniformity Labs (Uniformity), a leading additive manufacturing (AM) company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing processes, has appointed John Baliotti and Harry Danford as sales directors – both reporting to VP of Sales, Walt Tersigni. Uniformity Labs has been rapidly scaling its business with a range of senior-level appointments to build a solid infrastructure to take on the additive manufacturing market aggressively. The company is well-funded, having recently completed a Series B financing round, bring the total funds raised to [$50 million].


    An engineer by training, John Baliotti began his career at Sikorsky Aircraft as a design/analytical engineer. Most recently, he was part of Carpenter Additive’s business development team focused on accelerating the adoption of AM for the Industrial, Energy, and Transportation markets. Before that, John was the Vice President of Sales for FIT America, the largest independent additive manufacturing company providing engineering/training and production capabilities to clients globally. He also served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for The ExOne Company, one of the leading AM Binder Jet OEMs.


    Harry Danford began his career in AM as Americas Sales Director with ExOne. His primary focus was on the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil markets, supporting CapEx Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing machine technologies. Since then, he has worked hard to drive the adoption of AM throughout various industries. Before joining Uniformity, he held a senior sales position at AddUp Global Additive Solutions, a French joint venture between Michelin & Fives that designs and sells metal additive manufacturing machines utilizing Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition technologies, covering a wide variety of applications.


    “Harry and John add substantially to our sales and marketing capabilities,” said Walt Tersigni. “Their industry experience is unparalleled and together provide a unique skill set combining engineering, manufacturing, business development and in John’s case finance from his years as an industrial research analyst. The team has hit the ground running, and we are focused on helping customers unlock the value of Uniformity Labs technology.”


    “While additive manufacturing has been around for more than 35 years, the technologies and industry adoption are both in their infancy,” said John Baliotti. “Companies need to understand the significant efficiencies and competitive advantage AM will provide and how Uniformity’s technology can help them get there.”


    “The leadership at Uniformity have created a company whose technology and vision will speed the advancement of AM as a primary form of manufacturing in many industries,” said Harry Danford. “The efficiencies our technology can deliver, while not sacrificing, and in many cases, improving quality product output are very compelling. I’m delighted to be part of the team that is bringing this innovative metal AM powder technology to market.”


    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology enables significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs Appoints Former GKN Sinter Metals President Christon Franks to its Board of Directors

    March 24, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Uniformity Labs (Uniformity), a leading additive manufacturing (AM) company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing processes, has appointed metals industry leader Christon Franks to its Board of Directors, further strengthening its group of industry advisors. His appointment follows the additions of John Ferriola, former Nucor Corporation CEO, and General Motors veteran Alan Batey to the board and the completion of a $38.35 million Series B financing round announced in February.


    Mr. Franks is a metals industry executive with more than 30 years of experience leading successful international businesses that industrialize product solutions for the Automotive, Electronics, and General Industrial Industries. He brings deep commercial and operations experience with a metals focus, having led international companies while residing in the USA, China, and Germany.


    Most recently, Mr. Franks served as President at GKN Sinter Metals, a position which he held for eight years. In this role, he was responsible for GKN operations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Franks also led the global commercial strategies for GKN Sinter Metals and established the path to market for new technology introductions such as Additive Manufacturing.


    “Chris is a highly respected and proven leader in the field of powder metallurgy,” said Uniformity CEO Adam Hopkins. “He brings global commercialization skills and deep knowledge of the metal component manufacturing landscape to our board, which we will call on to help us deliver the full potential of AM. We have put together a team of executives and advisors who are some of the best technical and commercial minds in the industry; their experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our business.”


    “It’s incredible to look back and see the impact AM is having on the metal component industry,” Chris said. “Having spent time with Adam and the team, it was clear why their pioneering metal feedstock and refining and printing process is transforming the industry. It greatly improves the efficiency of invested capital by increasing higher quality product throughput and allowing companies to unlock products that otherwise would not see commercialization.”


    Uniformity Labs is an additive manufacturing (AM) parts, printing, and metal feedstock producer that has pioneered revolutionary refining and printing processes that significantly enhance the 3D printing value proposition. Its feedstock materials and print processes have a dramatic impact on the AM value chain by increasing the speed, quality, reliability, and efficiency of printing and by improving printing economics.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Former Nucor Chairman and CEO John J. Ferriola Joins the Board of Uniformity Labs

    March 17, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Uniformity Labs (Uniformity), a leading additive manufacturing (AM) company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing materials and processes, announced that former Nucor Corporation Chairman and CEO John Ferriola has joined its Board of Directors. His appointment follows the addition of automotive industry veteran Alan Batey to the board in January 2020.


    Mr. Ferriola has a 28-year history in various senior management positions at Nucor, serving as CEO for his last seven years before retiring in 2019. Throughout his career, he has been a thought leader in the steel industry, helping position Nucor as the leading manufacturer of steel and steel products.


    “We are fortunate to have access to John’s senior-level expertise in the steel industry and proven ability to take a company to the top of its game,” said Adam Hopkins, Uniformity CEO. “Our board structure is intentionally industry heavy to give us greater insight into critical vertical markets and a distinct edge as we quickly scale our business.”


    “It has been exciting to watch the additive manufacturing industry advance as one of the most transformative innovations in modern times,” John said. “Uniformity Labs’ technology and advanced printing process is taking the industry to the next level by greatly improving capital efficiency, with faster production speeds and much higher quality output. I look forward to working with Adam and the team and my fellow board members to take advantage of this significant opportunity.”


    Uniformity Labs is an additive manufacturing (AM) parts, printing, and metal feedstock producer that has pioneered revolutionary refining and printing processes that significantly enhance the 3D printing value proposition. Its feedstock materials and print processes have a dramatic impact on the AM value chain by increasing the speed, quality, reliability, and efficiency of printing and by improving printing economics.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs Announce Breakthrough in Aluminum Sintering for Binder Jetting Technology

    Fully Dense, Sinterable 6061 Aluminum with Better Than Wrought Strength to Be Available Exclusively for the Desktop Metal Production System
    March 11, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM), a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, and Uniformity Labs, a leading additive manufacturing company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing materials and processes, today announced a breakthrough powder that enables aluminum sintering for binder jetting AM technology. This new powder is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the companies to develop a low-cost, raw material yielding fully dense, sinterable 6061 aluminum with greater than ten percent (10%) elongation and improved yield strength (YS) and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) versus wrought 6061 aluminum with comparable heat treatment.


    “This breakthrough represents a major milestone in the development of aluminum for binder jetting and a significant step forward for the AM industry as it is one of the most sought-after materials for use in automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics,” said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. “The global aluminum castings market is more than $50 billion per year, and it is ripe for disruption with binder jetting AM solutions. These are the best reported properties we are aware of for a sintered 6061 aluminum powder, and we are excited to make this material available exclusively to Desktop Metal customers as part of our ongoing partnership with Uniformity Labs.”


    “The introduction of lightweight metals to binder jetting opens the door to a wide variety of thermal and structural applications across industries,” said Adam Hopkins, founder and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “This innovation is a key step towards the adoption of mass-produced printed aluminum parts.”


    This new powder enables the sintering of unadulterated 6061 aluminum and represents a significant improvement over prior techniques used to sinter aluminum, which required coating powder particles, mixing sintering aids into powder, using binders containing expensive nanoparticles, or adding metals such as lead, tin and magnesium. Critically, the powder also enables compatibility with water-based binders and has a higher minimum ignition energy (MIE) relative to other commercially available 6061 aluminum powders, resulting in an improved safety profile. Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs plan to continue to work together over the coming year to qualify the powder and scale production for commercial release. Once fully qualified, Uniformity 6061 aluminum will be available for use with the Desktop Metal Production System™ platform, which is the only metal binder jetting solution with an inert, chemically inactive processing environment across the printer and auxiliary powder processing equipment, enabling customers to achieve consistent, high-quality material properties across volumes of end-use parts with reactive materials, such as aluminum.


    About Desktop Metal

    Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.


    About Uniformity Labs

    Uniformity Labs, founded in 2014 and based in Fremont CA, develops breakthrough material and software solutions that aim to accelerate and expand global commercial / industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Our patented technology enables significant cost savings, speed & quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes have a dramatic impact on the AM value chain by increasing reliability and efficiency of printing. For more information, visit www.uniformitylabs.com.


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    Press contacts:

    Desktop Metal
    Lynda McKinney – 978-224-1282
    lyndamckinney@desktopmetal.com

    Uniformity Labs
    Frank De Maria – 347-647-0284
    Frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs, Inc. Makes Senior Executive Appointments in Business Development and Sales as the Business Begins to Scale

    February 23, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Uniformity Labs (Uniformity), a leading additive manufacturing (AM) company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing processes, has appointed Geoffrey Doyle as Vice President of Business Development and Walter Tersigni as Vice President of Sales – both reporting directly to CEO Adam Hopkins. The appointments follow the completion of a $38.35 million Series B financing round announced earlier this month.


    Before joining Uniformity full-time, Geoffrey Doyle was a founding advisor to the board of directors. He is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in venture capital and innovation. For the last decade, he has been working with and advising companies developing additive manufacturing and 3D scanning technologies, many of which were acquired by large US companies. Before joining Uniformity, he was Director of Business Development at Jabil Inc., most recently focused on strategy and M&A for the healthcare division. He was also a Jabil Additive leadership team member with responsibilities for strategy, customer engagements, and defining new business models for metal additive manufacturing.


    Walter Tersigni is a results-driven sales executive with more than 20 years of sales management experience in the highly competitive technology industry. He joins Uniformity Labs after supporting leadership roles for three Fortune 500 Electronics Manufacturers - Sanmina, Flex, and, most recently, Jabil Inc., where he served as Vice President of Business Development. Walter was responsible for global sales and business development for Jabil’s Green Point division.


    “We’re delighted to have the services of two highly-experienced business development executives as we begin to scale the business globally,” said founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “Their deep industry knowledge and track record of success are critical to helping us communicate the fundamental value that our technology delivers.”


    “What attracted me to Uniformity from the beginning was the deep scientific approach Adam and the team created to address a key problem of metal AM adoption – high cost per part due to long processing time in expensive equipment,” Doyle said. “By applying simple physics to solve a complex AM process challenge, Uniformity greatly improves part strength and accuracy, reducing cost and increasing commercial viability – this is great for AM adoption. The advancements their technology is making in thermal Powder Bed Fusion, and powder-based processes like Binder Jetting will transform the industry.”


    “I am very excited to be part of the team driving the next stage of growth at Uniformity,” Tersigni said. Adam and the team have created game-changing technology and processes that will transform the AM industry.”


    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology enables significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Frank De Maria – 347 647 0284
    frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    Uniformity Labs, Inc. Uncloaks with $38 Million Raise to Accelerate Growth

    February 2, 2021/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Uniformity Labs (UL), a leading additive manufacturing (AM) company that is revolutionizing industrial 3D printing processes, has completed a $38.35 million Series B financing round. In this latest round, existing investors were joined by new investment from financial and strategic investors.


    “This marks a significant milestone in our next phase of growth as we scale our game-changing metal feedstock and print applications businesses to greatly improve the 3D printing value proposition for major manufacturers,” said Adam Hopkins, founder and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “What’s important about this round is the level of commitment from new financial and strategic industry investors, which stands as an important endorsement of our technology and business model.”


    The proceeds of this round of funding will predominantly drive the expansion of its production capability and the development of additional specialized materials. It will also fuel the growth of the senior team, particularly in the sales and marketing function – a process that will ramp up substantially over the course of 2021.


    “As its founding investor, IP Group is excited to see Uniformity Labs poised to disrupt the AM market.  Adam Hopkins and his team have done a tremendous job developing the core technology created in Professor Sal Torquato’s labs at Princeton University to unlock the potential of powder-based manufacturing.  UL is an excellent example of our focus on supporting the commercial development of innovative hard science from premier research institutions like Princeton,” said Michael Burychka, CEO of IP Group, Inc.


    The Series B round included an investment to finance plant construction from a fund managed by Orion Resource Partners, a global alternative investment management firm with approximately $6.3 billion under management. Orion is one of the world’s leading investors in the mining, metals processing, and metal commodity trading industries.


    “Orion is pleased to make its first investment into the additive manufacturing and metals atomization industries through Uniformity Labs. We look forward to supporting their growth within this rapidly evolving industry,” said Oskar Lewnowski, the Chief Investment Officer of Orion Resource Partners.


    Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology enables significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.


    Armory Securities acted as exclusive financial advisor and placement agent for UL for the Series B round. Mercator Partners, an asset manager located in Princeton, NJ, helped arrange and close the financing.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Frank De Maria – 347 647 0284
    frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com

    General Motors Veteran, Alan S. Batey Adds Deep Industry Experience to the Board of Uniformity Labs

    December 15, 2020/Uniformity Labs/Press Release

    Leading additive manufacturing (AM) company, Uniformity Labs, Inc. is in the fortunate position to have auto industry veteran, Alan S. Batey as an advisor to the company’s senior management team, following his appointment to its board of directors in January 2020. A mechanical engineer by training, Mr. Batey has more than 40 years of international automotive experience. He has served in a variety of senior executive roles on the ground in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US for GM. Most recently, Mr. Batey was President of GM North America and Chevrolet Global Brand Chief, where he was responsible for the firm’s largest and most profitable region with over US$110 billion in revenue and over 100,000 employees.


    A mechanical engineer by training, Mr. Batey has more than 40 years of international automotive experience. He has served in a variety of senior executive roles on the ground in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US for General Motors. Most recently, Mr. Batey was President of GM North America and Chevrolet Global Brand Chief, where he was responsible for the firm’s largest and most profitable region with over US$110 billion in revenue and over 100,000 employees.


    “As a leader in the global automotive industry, Alan’s knowledge is invaluable to us as we take Uniformity to the next level of development,” said Adam Hopkins, founder and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “His commercial expertise is proven and we are benefitting greatly from his unique perspective not only in the auto industry, which is a pivotal market for us, but also from his experience scaling businesses globally.”


    “AM has clearly been a disruptor in the sectors where it has been adopted. Uniformity’s approach is transforming the commercial and industrial 3D printing industry, greatly improving the quality of parts, reducing cost and making it more accessible to a wider range of industries,” said Alan Batey. “After meeting Adam and the team, I was convinced that I wanted to be part of the team that is driving innovation in this space.”


    Uniformity Labs is an additive manufacturing (AM) parts, printing, and metal feedstock producer that has pioneered revolutionary refining and printing processes that significantly enhance the 3D printing value proposition. Its feedstock materials and print processes have a dramatic impact on the AM value chain by increasing the speed, quality, reliability, and efficiency of printing, and by improving printing economics.


    For more information please visit our website – www.uniformitylabs.com


    Media contact:
    Frank De Maria – 347 647 0284
    frank.demaria@purposefulcommunications.com