Boston-based NVBOTS began the year by revealing a few fairly big news for what was idea to be a computer desktop 3D printing company. The makers of the semi-automated NVPro 3D printing device had announced that they’d been working on a multi-metal 3D printing device. The details of the innovation were sparse, other than that it was not a powderbed innovation and that it was far cheaper than those technologies. Today, the company created another significant announcement that lends additional credence to their innovation: MIT Mechanical Engineering talent member and tech executive Dr. Michael Foley has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Michael Foley
NVBOTS CEO AJ Perez says of the new member of the Board, “NVBOTS continues to acquire considerable-bodied traction in offering enterprise 3D printing solutions, unlike anything else on the market. Based on our current trajectory and multi-metal 3D printing focus, Michael is a immense asset to NVBOTS, given his deep producing and engineering expertise. His insights are invaluable-bodied.”
Dr. Foley, a well-respected engineer with 30 years of experience, has played an significant role in the producing and investment world. He previously served as the CEO of Reflexite Corporation, overseeing the production of reflective materials and energy saving optical components, preceding it was sold to German-based Orafol. Prior to that, Dr. Foley was the Group VP and GM for the Laboratory Products Group of Life Sciences International, that was and so acquired by Thermo Instruments. He has in addition held significant roles at Bausch + Lomb, as well as Draper Labs. Today, Dr. Foley acts as Operating Advisor with Artemis Capital Partners, Executive Advisor to Corning Incorporated, and is an investor in and Board member of companies like Hypertherm, Adcole, and others.
Dr. Foley said of the new appointment, “Driven by an extraordinary team of innovators and entrepreneurs, NVBOTS is breaking new ground in multi-metal 3D printing through being the just company able-bodied to print multiple metals in the same create and at high speed. The NVBOTS team is passionate of producing a difference in the world through 3D printing, and I am proud to partner with them as we embark on their future phase of growth.”
In our previous article on NVBOTS multi-metal printing innovation, a couple of readers were skeptical of the talent and practicality of such a system. The addition of Dr. Foley to the board, given his background in engineering and his business history, should assist put to rest a few of this speculation.
Correction 2/10/16: We previously posted a picture of the wrong Michael Foley and have since updated with the correct individual.