Join us on March 22 for an exclusive webinar with advanced metal additive manufacturing specialist Velo3D and its client Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology GmbH (SBOT), a leading contract manufacturer in the oil & gas industry. 3dpbm Co-Founder and CEO Davide Sher will moderate a discussion and presentation by leaders and engineers from Velo3D and SBOT.
The challenges contract manufacturers face today
Contract manufacturers (CMs) face a unique hurdle when attempting to expand their businesses and grow into new markets. This is due to the fact that CMs tend to be equipped to meet the needs of their existing customers for the production of specific parts. Expansion is typically therefore driven by growing customer needs, which does not encourage CMs to break into new markets and customer bases on their own.
Advanced metal additive manufacturing could change all this. As we’ll explore in the upcoming webinar, Velo3D’s end-to-end metal AM solution and unique sales model, tailored to CMs and OEMs, is enabling clients like SBOT to expand and pursue new industries, like space, aviation and emerging energy. Specifically, the California-based AM company works closely with contract manufacturers, building a portion of the demand for their networks for free. Velo3D technical sales engineers are also on hand to provide CMs and OEMs with training and support to make the most of their metal additive manufacturing and its capabilities.
By facilitating the adoption and scaling of its metal AM solution, Velo3D enables CMs like SBOT to unlock greater supply chain agility while benefiting from the demand that Velo3D’s CM network and manufacturing infrastructure provides. Velo3D and SBOT will illustrate this opportunity further at the online event.
Meet the speakers
The March 22 webinar will bring together experts from Velo3D and SBOT, including Jon Porter, European Business Development Director, Velo3D; Xavier Fruh, Sales Director, France, Velo3D; Matthias Jud, Head of Engineering, SBOT; and Daniel Wutzlhofer, Business Development Manager, SBOT.
- Jon Porter, European Business Development Director, Velo3D
Jon Porter is responsible for overseeing Velo3D’s expansion strategy and efforts in the UK and Nordic markets. Porter received a degree in Engineering Product Design from London South Bank University and has been working in the additive manufacturing industry since the 1990s. Early in his career, Porter worked alongside renowned British inventor James Dyson. Prior to working at Velo3D, Porter held leadership positions at various AM companies, including Renishaw.
- Xavier Fruh, Sales Director, France, Velo3D
Xavier Fruh plays a critical role in Velo3D’s expansion into the European market. Fruh has extensive experience as a sales director in the AM industry and has worked with many metal 3D printing technologies, including DED-Powder, DED-Wire and PBF. Fruh’s work in the AM space has also intersected with many other industries, including aerospace, defense, energy, oil & gas, luxury, medical and automotive.
- Matthias Jud, Head of Engineering, SBOT
Matthias Jud is Head of Engineering at Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology GmbH, where his experience in CNC machining and AM supports the success of the company. He started with a training program for young potentials. Matthias gained experience in production machines, and leads the Tool Production, Engineering and Production departments. Through continuous training and his enthusiasm for new technologies, Matthias guarantees success for the flawless production of parts.
- Daniel Wutzlhofer, Business Development Manager, SBOT
Daniel Wutzlhofer is Business Development Manager at Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology GmbH (SBOT). His wide experience in several business areas supports the company’s diversification. He has wide knowledge in the CNC machining industry, working with companies in the Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Renewable Energy and Automotive sectors. Daniel’s enthusiasm and practice for innovation offers SBOT customers broad experience and new manufacturing options.
- And your host, Davide Sher
The webinar will be hosted by our very own Davide Sher, Co-Founder and CEO of 3dpbm. Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry.
3dpbm’s exclusive webinar in partnership with Velo3D and SBOT will take place on March 22, 2022, at 14:00 CET. Be sure to register in advance here.