6K Additive Adds to Metal-Powder-Production Team

December 4, 2020

6K Additive, developer of additive manufacturing (AM) powders derived from sustainable sources, has announced the addition of AM quality, powder-manufacturing and process expertise to its team as it begins production of its Onyx line of AM powders in a recently commissioned 40,000-sq.-ft. lights-out-operations facility. 

The recent additions, all with extensive AM-industry experience, include Dr. George Meng as director of process for additive; John Meyer as director of technology, AM products; Dave Novotnak, production process manager, AM products; and Joe Muha, quality manager, AM Products. 

Meng’s experience includes developing and industrializing a new powder for suspension plasma spray coating, and a new no-line-of-sight thermal spray process for a large critical Ti-based system. He also led the successful development and industrialization of abradable coatings across different gas turbine engines. 

Meyer, in previous employment, was responsible for powder technology and process improvement as a principal metallurgist. He also managed a powder metallurgy group comprising multiple powder-production facilities worldwide, and since 2016, has chaired the Materials Subcommittee for the SAE Aerospace Material Systems-Additive Manufacturing standards.

Novotnak comes to 6K having spent over 30 years as an expert in materials and metallurgical engineering, and Muha is a 30-year-plus AM-powders veteran.

“Adding these experienced leaders to the team underpins our strategy of advancing premium powders in the AM space,” says Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “Each new member brings deep domain expertise as well as an incredible passion for success, quality and leadership to the team. Their combined 100+ year’s expertise in AM powder, materials engineering and metallurgy will allow us to rapidly achieve the quality and production demands brought about by leading organizations in the medical, aerospace and defense markets that drive the application requirements for advanced materials.” 


See also: 6K Additive

Technologies: Additive Manufacturing


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