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"Three-Dimensional Printing Techniques" patent drawing
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Desktop Metal is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production.
Desktop Metal was started to address a problem—how to make metal 3D printing accessible for engineering teams. In 2013, CEO Ric Fulop began collaborating with world-leading experts in materials science, engineering, and 3D printing. Their work together over the course of two years drew multiple independent inventions together to form the basis for Desktop Metal’s technology:
“3D Printing” gets its name and Binder Jetting is invented by Ely Sachs (Co-founder) and colleagues at MIT
Metallurgy experts Animesh Bose (VP, R&D) and Randall German publish definitive book on Metal Injection Molding
Single-Pass Inkjet Technology is invented by Paul Hoisington (Chief Scientist for Inkjet Systems) and colleagues
Major nanocrystalline and amorphous metals advances are made by Chris Schuh (Co-founder) at MIT
Desktop Metal is founded
Our company is rooted in R&D. From in-house metallurgy class to testing the latest 3D printers, we are motivated by curiosity.
Desktop Metal Leadership
CEO and Co-Founder
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder and VP, Software Development
Ely Sachs, Ph.D.
Christopher A. Schuh, Ph.D.
A. John Hart, Ph.D.
Yet-Ming Chiang, Sc.D.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Schmitt, Ph.D.
Animesh Bose, Ph.D.
VP, Research & Development
VP of Operations
VP of Marketing
VP of Business Development
VP of Customer Success
Ric Fulop is the CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world.
Prior to founding Desktop Metal in October 2015, Ric was a General Partner at North Bridge, a VC fund with $3 billion under management, for five years following a fifteen-year career as an entrepreneur. Fulop is the founder of six technology companies, including A123 Systems, Boston's largest IPO in the past decade and one of the world’s largest automotive lithium ion suppliers with revenue exceeding $500M in 2016. At North Bridge, Ric led the software and 3D investing practices, and was an early stage investor and board member in Dyn (acquired by Oracle for $600 million), Onshape, MarkForged, Salsify, Lytro and Gridco.
Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School where he was a Sloan Fellow.
Jonah Myerberg is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Desktop Metal where he is responsible for leading the technical direction of Desktop Metal’s 3D printing solutions. Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Myerberg held senior positions with a variety of organizations focused on high performance battery development, including Renovo Auto and Boston Impact, which he founded, and A123Systems. At A123Systems, Myerberg established and led the motorsports business unit which focused on the development of high performance batteries. His products were adopted by the majority of Formula One teams including McLaren, Force India, Mercedes Benz, RedBull and other high profile motorsports teams like the Porsche 919 team which won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2015 and 2016. He was also a race engineer for Porsche on the 919 team and for Mahindra Racing on their Formula E team. Additionally, he helped launch Gradiant Corp., where he managed the deployment and operation of large scale water desalination plants that converted fracking water into fresh water.
Myerberg earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from Johns Hopkins University.
Rick Chin is a co-founder and Vice President of Software Development at Desktop Metal, where he is responsible for the development of a robust, effortless software platform for Desktop Metal’s 3D printing systems.
Chin is a veteran of CAD software beginning his career at Unigraphics and Parametric Technologies Corporation. He was the 10th employee at Solidworks and was responsible for the eDrawings product which has several million users. Immediately prior to co-founding Desktop Metal in 2015, Chin served as Director of Product Innovation at DS SolidWorks, where he led the team focused on the development and implementation of an Augmented Reality (AR) app for product design. Additionally, he helped launch the SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress product, enabling engineers to improve the environmental impact of their designs. Chin was also the founder of Xpress3D, a pioneering marketplace for 3D printing services acquired by Stratasys which served as the foundation for Redeye Parts/Stratasys Direct.
Chin earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He currently holds five U.S. patents for CAD modeling and related features.
Emanuel “Ely” Sachs, a pioneer of 3D printing, is the inventor of binder jet printing and a co-founder of Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. Prof. Sachs is also a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT.
Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, Desktop Metal is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. As a visionary and inventor of the MIT 3D printing process and binder jet printing, Prof. Sachs has played a key role in the development of Desktop Metal’s mass production system, which builds metal parts in a matter of minutes instead of hours with high precision, single-pass technology.
At MIT beginning in the late 1980s, Prof. Sachs became a visionary in rapid prototyping. With colleagues, he developed the concept of 3D printing, ultimately allowing engineers to create functional parts rather than models or patterns for prototyping and testing, as well as for creating finished product components. 3D printing technology has since been applied to a wide variety of systems and application areas including metal end-use parts. His work in this area yielded more than 40 patents and launched a brand new industry.
Prof. Sachs became a member of the MIT faculty in 1986. In addition to 3D Printing, Prof Sachs is also known for his invention of conformal cooled molds and contributions to the manufacturing of photovoltaics, particularly for the invention of processes which make silicon wafers directly from molten silicon with no sawing required. He has co-founded several companies in this field including 1366 Technologies Inc, of Bedford, MA. He is also known for his work on process control of microelectronic manufacturing. He has been recognized for pioneering new approaches to teaching undergraduate education, focusing on active, hands-on participation by students in the discovery of knowledge. Sachs’ numerous honors and awards include membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995; the Institute of Corrosion’s T.P. Hoar Award in 2001; the R&D 100 Award in 2004; and the TMS Champion H. Mathewson Award in 2006.
Sachs earned his SB, MS and Ph.D., all in mechanical engineering and all from MIT. He has authored more than 110 technical papers and holds more than 55 patents.
Christopher A. Schuh is a co-founder of Desktop Metal, where he has helped guide the company’s advances in materials science. A leading expert in metallurgy, Professor Schuh also serves as the Department Head and the Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
Prof. Schuh earned his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has published more than 220 papers and dozens of patents, and received a variety of awards acknowledging his research accomplishments, including his appointment as a MacVicar Fellow of MIT, acknowledging his contributions to engineering education, and his election as Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. In addition to Desktop Metal, Prof. Schuh has co-founded a number of metallurgical companies, including Xtalic Corporation and Veloxint Corporation.
A. John Hart is a co-founder of Desktop Metal. His expertise in the intersection of precision machines, materials science and additive manufacturing have been instrumental in advising Desktop Metal on the design and mechanics of its rapid prototyping printer. In addition, Prof. Hart serves as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT where he leads the Mechanosynthesis Group. At MIT, Prof. Hart’s research focuses on advancing the science and technology of manufacturing, including additive manufacturing.
Prof. Hart has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing his accomplishments in research and teaching, and his impact on the development of innovative materials and manufacturing technologies. He has Ph.D. and S.M. degrees from MIT, and a B.S.E. degree from Michigan, all in Mechanical Engineering.
Yet-Ming Chiang is a co-founder of Desktop Metal. As one of the top battery experts in the world, as well as a leading materials scientist, Prof. Chiang has been integral in Desktop Metal’s development of an office-friendly metal 3D printing system, as well as building out the company’s materials science team. Prof. Chiang is also the Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, where his research focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced inorganic materials and related devices.
Prof. Chiang earned his SB in Materials Science and Engineering and his ScD in Ceramics, both at MIT. He has published approximately 200 scholarly articles and a widely-used textbook on ceramic materials, and holds about 20 issued patents and 30 pending patent applications (excluding substantially identical foreign filings).
Steve Billow is the President of Desktop Metal, a company that is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. In this role, he leads the growth and development of the Engineering, Customer Support, Operations and Management teams.
Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2019, Steve was CTO of the Inkjet Business for Silicon Valley-based Electronics For Imaging, a leader in digital printing innovation and in transforming commercial and industrial print segments from traditional analog printing to digital. In this role, he led the creation and execution of the inkjet technical strategy across multiple markets that helped the business grow more than 250% during his 7-year tenure as a result of strategic acquisitions, organic growth, and the creation of new printing technologies. That growth included the launch of dozens of new products and industrial inkjet printing presses in markets spanning Labels and Corrugated Packaging, Display Graphics and Wide Format, Textiles, and Building Materials. Previously, he spent more than 20 years at the Eastman Kodak Company, where he held roles in both coating technology and digital imaging, managing projects and teams covering material development, wide format printer development, and ground-up development and commercialization of the company’s first desktop inkjet printing platform.
Steve holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester. He also has an MS in System Design and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mike has over 25 years of Operations and Finance experience as Chief Financial Officer in high growth technology companies, in both private and publically traded companies. He has extensive experience in managing venture capital funded companies thru all stages of growth. He has successfully led two IPO’s, Maker Communications in 1999 and A123 Systems in 2010 along with several of the companies he has been associated with being successfully sold. Prior to joining Desktop Metal Mike was the Chief Financial Officer of Digital Lumens Inc. since January 2011, where he led the operations and finance team during high revenue growth and the successful sale to Osram Licht LG. Mr. Rubino holds B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Peter Schmitt is the Chief Designer at Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world.
At Desktop Metal, Schmitt leads the Industrial Design team responsible for designing the company’s metal 3D printing systems. Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Schmitt founded Original Machines Studio, a design firm dedicated to the idea of “Form Drives Function.” At Original Machines Studio, Schmitt’s work addressed contemporary challenges in digital fabrication and 3D printing: break away from old approaches to printing, reduce the inherent complexity and enable larger and more diverse audiences to claim authorship of physical, mechanical and robotic things. Previously, Schmitt served as Director of Design at General Sensing.
Schmitt earned his Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab and his Diploma in Fine Art, Sculpture, from the Academy of Fine Art in Düsseldorf.
Dr. Animesh Bose is the Vice President of Research & Development at Desktop Metal where he is responsible for building out the company’s palette of materials that can be used to print quality parts. Dr. Bose has been involved in the area of powder metallurgy and particulate materials (PM) for more than thirty years. His areas of expertise include the powder processing of advanced PM materials including refractory metals (especially tungsten-based) and their alloys, ferrous-based PM materials, hard materials, tungsten heavy alloys, intermetallic compounds, ceramics and metal matrix composites, and hot consolidation of high strength and high hardness materials.
Dr. Bose earned his B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Engineering (Powder Metallurgy), both from the Indian Institute of Technology. He is an author on more than 120 technical publications. He is the sole author on the book, “Advances in Particulate Materials,” and co-authored “Powder Injection Molding of Metals and Ceramics” and “Hot Consolidation of Powders and Particulates.” Dr. Bose holds nine U.S. patents.
Thomas Nogueira is the Vice President of Operations at Desktop Metal, a company that is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. In this role, he leads all internal and external operations, including manufacturing, supply chain, supplier quality, materials management, process engineering, part farm and facilities.
Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2017, Tom was Senior Director of Program Management and Operations at Cambridge-based 24M Technologies, Inc., a company that manufactures lithium-ion batteries. In this role, he established the company’s first operations team and built out its custom, 36,000 square foot headquarters and R&D facility to support product development. Previously, he was Senior Engineering Manager at A123, a global leader in automotive starter batteries and 48V systems, where he led the process engineering and operations for the motorsports business for Formula 1 race teams, as well as internal R&D operations supporting all cell manufacturing and testing across the company.
Tom holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and is a graduate of the General Electric Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP).
Ilya Mirman is Vice President of Marketing at Desktop Metal where he is responsible for leading the marketing direction of Desktop Metal’s 3D printing solutions. Prior to joining Desktop Metal, he ran marketing at SolidWorks and several venture-backed startups, including Onshape, Drift, Yottaa, VMTurbo, Cilk Arts, and Interactive Supercomputing.
Earlier in his career, Mirman led the product development team at Corning-Lasertron to introduce a new line of high-speed laser transmitters for the telecom industry.
Mirman holds a BSME from the University of Massachusetts, an MSME from Stanford University, an MBA from MIT's Sloan School, and several patents in the field of fiber optic communications.In his free time, he enjoys concert photography.
Arjun Aggarwal is the Vice President of Business Development at Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions.
Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2017, Arjun was an Associate at NEA, a global venture capital firm with more than $20 billion under management. While at NEA, Arjun focused on investments within the enterprise technology sector and worked on several of NEA’s investments in companies building Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing technologies including Desktop Metal, Onshape, Tulip, Upskill, and Transfix.
Prior to NEA, Arjun was a member of the Technology Investment Banking team at Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park, where he worked on a variety of capital markets and M&A transactions across the software, semiconductor, consumer internet, and hardware sectors with companies such as Fitbit, Airbnb, Plantronics, Wilocity, Altera, and Broadcom, among others.
Arjun holds a B.S. In Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Maor Ben-David is the Vice President of Customer Support at Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. In this position, he is responsible for validating products prior to field distribution, training the Value Added Resellers (VAR) Service personnel, and is the first point of contact for both the VARs and customers for any post-sale inquiries they may have.
Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2017, Maor worked for Objet Geometries and Stratasys where he served for eight years in customer support both overseas and in North America. His last position was North American Regional Technical Specialist supporting the VARs and thousands of customers.
Maor earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
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