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Read on for job opportunities from Kumovis, Relativity Space, and 3D Control Systems, Wikifactory’s new headquarters, the latest career moves at Ultimaker, and more.
Senior Mechanical Engineer for product development of medical 3D printers at Kumovis in Munich, Germany
German 3D printing startup Kumovis is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work on the product development of its medical 3D printers at its Munich-based facility. The role’s responsibilities span prototyping, creating engineering drawings, and carrying out failure analysis.
Other duties include leading development projects from concept to serial production, defining integration and qualification test strategies, and designing systems and assemblies for the firm’s machines.
Ideally, candidates will have an academic degree in mechanical engineering, material science, medical technology, or a related field, and will also have amassed five years’ experience in machine development, preferably within medical technology or polymer processing. Applicants can find the full job description for the role of Senior Mechanical Engineer for Product Development of Medical 3D Printers at Kumovis, here.
Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Relativity Space
3D printed rocket manufacturer Relativity Space is hiring a Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer to its additive team in Long Beach, California. The successful candidate will be responsible for all of the company’s laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) operations and post-processing to produce flight parts from file preparation to qualification.
The role demands a minimum of between three and five years working within the following areas: powder-based additive manufacturing, a lean production environment, aerospace, medical devices or ISO environments, equipment and process validation, and CAD program design. Applicants will also preferably have a degree in either material science, materials engineering, metallurgy, or mechanical engineering, and will have a working knowledge of MES, numerical analysis, and rocket propulsion systems.
The full job description for the Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Relativity Space can be found here.
Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Relativity Space
Relativity Space is also recruiting an Additive Manufacturing Engineer to its additive team who, alongside the Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer, will be responsible for the company’s LBFP printing and post-processing operations.
Applicants will need to have worked within powder-based 3D printing or a similar field for at least two years, and will also have worked in a lean production environment for a year or more. A strong grasp of CAD program, design for additive manufacturing, and GD&T is also required, and ideally a degree in either materials science, materials engineering, metallurgy, or mechanical engineering.
Candidates will also need a working knowledge of laser, optical, and rocket propulsion systems. Those interested in finding out more can view the full job description here.
Marketing Manager at 3D Control Systems (remote)
Rounding off this week’s new jobs, 3D printing workflow software provider 3D Control Systems is on the lookout for a Marketing Manager as it gears up to launch its new platform. The position is remote working and the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing activities.
Applicants will need a minimum of three years’ experience in B2B digital marketing management and will be familiar with SEO and organic strategies, social media advertising, Google Analytics, and other such tools. Excellent communication skills are also a must, as is a proven experience in product marketing, communication, and strategy.
The role will generally involve developing 3D Control Systems’ marketing strategy, including website, SEO, and blog content strategy, as well as coordinating PR efforts, creating campaigns, and lead outgoing communications for press releases, articles, newsletters, and across social media. The full job description for Marketing Manager at 3D Control Systems can be found here.
Miguel Calvo joins Ultimaker as CTO
Moving on to career moves in the 3D industry, Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has appointed Miguel Calvo as its new Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Printers & Peripherals, effective since February 1. Calvo will oversee the research and development (R&D) of the firm’s portfolio of 3D printers and peripherals and will also collaborate with Ultimaker’s partners to integrate its 3D printing platform into their existing workflows.
Calvo joins Ultimaker from Linx Printing Technologies where he was the company’s Development Director, and prior to this has held several R&D leaderships positions in industries spanning aerospace, clean power generation, and material handling.
“Having Miguel join the Ultimaker management team is super exciting and he is a great addition for the company,” said Ultimaker CEO Jürgen Von Hollen. “His extensive experience in a diverse range of high-tech industries, both hands-on in R&D and in several leadership roles, makes him the right person to further drive the development of our 3D printing platform that enables sustainable manufacturing.”
Wikifactory relocates HQ to Denmark
The latest 3D printing facility news comes from collaborative product development platform Wikifactory, which has announced the relocation of its global headquarters from Hong Kong to Copenhagen in Denmark.
The firm cited Denmark’s “relative neutrality” towards the US-China trade war, as well as its history of hosting design and technology startups and enterprises, as reasons for the move. Wikifactory will also benefit from Denmark’s specialized manufacturing networks, which include MADE, AM Hub, Soundhub, and the Teknologisk Institut among others.
“After more than two decades living and working abroad in China, the UK, and France, I’m very excited to be bringing the business back to my home country,” said Wikifactory Co-founder, Nicolai Peitersen. “Not only as a proud Dane, but because of the country’s pure merit recognized by my international co-founders.
“Back in 2019 when we were invited to host our Internet of Production event at the annual TechFestival in Copenhagen, we already knew then that Denmark was a strong fit with our business values.”
Renishaw applauds National Apprenticeship Week
Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, which will take place February 8-12, global engineering technologies firm Renishaw has gleaned insight from some of its own apprentices on how these schemes can provide a clear pathway into the sector and help businesses close their skills gaps.
Apprenticeships are increasingly becoming an appealing route into the 3D printing sector, aided by boosts in further education funding and the introduction of apprenticeship standards, levies, and qualifications. Renishaw’s own apprentices work across its software engineering, embedded electronics, and mechanical engineering areas of the business.
Marcus Evans, a Mechanical Engineer Apprentice at Renishaw, realized he could turn his engineering hobbies into a career through joining Renishaw’s apprenticeship scheme.
“One of my most exciting moments as an apprentice was the first time I received the manufactured parts of a test jig that I had designed from scratch,” he said. “It made all the time and effort I put into the design worth it when it all assembled together and performed perfectly.
“Apprenticeships expose you to diverse disciplines of engineering that you may not know exist now, but could be right up your street. You might end up in a completely different place than you first imagined when entering the sector.”
Further information on Renishaw’s apprenticeship program can be found here.
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