The Additive Manufacturing Customers Group (AMUG) has introduced 3D printing veteran Greg Morris as the newest recipient of its Innovators Award.
The award recognises people who’ve ‘cultivated revolutionary practices which have superior the additive manufacturing business,’ and will likely be offered throughout an intimate dwell Q&A in the course of the 2024 AMUG Convention.
Morris co-founded Morris Applied sciences in 1994, a number one supplier of specialist AM providers within the U.S. In 2003, the corporate expanded into metallic AM and introduced the primary metallic machine to North America. The corporate, together with sister firm, Speedy High quality Manufacturing, was later acquired by GE Aviation, the place Morris served as additive applied sciences chief, and later as an advisor to GE’s then newly shaped AM-focused subsidiary GE Additive in 2016. Morris retired in 2018 however in 2020, based superior manufacturing service supplier Vertex Manufacturing. Shortly after, the corporate was acquired by medical gadget start-up PrinterPrezz. The businesses now function below the Zeda Inc. the place Morris presently serves as CTO.
Morris was inducted into the TCT Corridor of Fame in 2018 for his vital contributions to the AM business via software improvement, and finally “serving to to validate the complete metallic 3D printing business.” Based on AMUG organisers, Morris’ influential function in AM metals was central to his choice for the award.
Tim Bell, AMUG’s Director of Sponsors & Exhibitors and a former colleague of Morris’, mentioned, “Greg is a visionary who noticed the potential for additive metals and took the calculated threat of introducing metallic powder mattress fusion [PBF] to North America. His early adopter function paved the best way for individuals who adopted and now use metallic PBF to create revolutionary merchandise.
“As a frontrunner, Greg gave his crew the liberty to experiment and push the boundaries. This, in flip, led to suppliers being wanting to work with Morris Applied sciences to make the additive manufacturing methods higher, extra dependable, and extra able to reaching serial manufacturing.”
Shannon VanDeren, AMUG President, added: “Greg is regularly in a mode of teaching. He genuinely desires to see not solely the business develop but in addition the people working inside it. He’s prepared to share inside our business to create extra thought-provoking processes and profitable outcomes.”
Morris mentioned, “I’m honoured and humbled to simply accept the AMUG Innovators Award. As most everybody would agree, there are normally many individuals that crew collectively in any endeavour to create success. I’m definitely in that class and gratefully settle for this award on behalf of all of the proficient and inventive colleagues I’ve had the fortune to work with who’ve been equal contributors in advancing these applied sciences.”
Morris is the ninth recipient of the award and joins an esteemed group of AM luminaries together with Chuck Hull, Scott Crump, Carl Deckard, Fried Vancraen, Gideon Levy, Hans Langer, Andy Christensen, and Diana Kalisz.
The 2024 AMUG Convention will likely be held March 10-14, 2024, on the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, and can characteristic practically 150 displays, hands-on workshops, and coaching periods. Registration is now open.