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AJ Strandquist joins 3D Printing in Auto Collision Task Force

By joining the task force and collaborating with the other members, Würth Additive Group seeks to advance the adoption of 3D printing in collision repair processes

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AJ Strandquist, CEO of Würth Additive Group, is expected to join the 3D Printing in Auto Collision Task Force. In April 2023, during the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) USA 2023 trade conference in Nashville, Tennessee, IBIS Worldwide announced that it is launching an industry-first 3D Printing in Auto Repair Task Force – to be led by Mr. Harold Sears, President of Imagine Additive Consulting, and Additive Manufacturing Senior Advisor at IperionX. With an impressive resume in 3D printing leadership in the automotive industry, Sears will lead the task force efforts with over 30 years of industry experience, including leading Ford Motor 3D Printing Solutions for over two decades.

This strategic partnership aims to drive innovation and facilitate the integration of 3D printing technology within the automotive repair industry. By joining the task force and collaborating with the other members, Würth Additive Group seeks to advance the adoption of 3D printing, ultimately revolutionizing collision repair processes and enabling the use of 3D printed parts via Würth’s advanced digital inventory management program, called DIS3DP.

AJ Strandquist joins 3D Printing in Auto Collision Task Force. Würth Additive Group seeks to advance the adoption of 3D printing.
From left to right: Mario Dimovski, Director of Innovation & Transformation, Boyd Group; Jason Moseley, Chief Executive Officer, IBIS Global; AJ Strandquist, Chief Executive Officer, Würth Additive Group; Harold Sears, President, Imagine Additive Consulting and Task Force Lead, 3D Printing in Auto Repair Task Force.

3D printing technology allows collision repair professionals to produce complex parts on demand, reduce lead times, and enhance repair accuracy. 3D printed parts can minimize waste, streamline inventory management, and contribute to a more sustainable automotive repair ecosystem.

“I am honored to be included in the groundbreaking initiatives of this task force and for the future collaboration of this thought leadership,” said AJ Strandquist, “I appreciate the Würth organization for supporting the vision of digital infrastructure, and Würth Additive Group’s unwavering commitment to these efforts. I look forward to working with my new colleagues on the task force to take the next steps in implementing additive manufacturing best practices, integrating digital inventory management solutions, and helping to shape the transformation of the automotive repair industry through the innovations of 3D printing.”

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