Arevo Announces Construction of Composite 3D Printing Facility
Edited by AM Staff
Composite 3D printing specialist Arevo has announced the construction of a new plant in Asia to operate its rapid-turnaround manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) model for high-speed continuous carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite additive manufacturing (AM).
Arevo’s MaaS program is an on-demand service for the production of custom, 3D-printed composite parts. MaaS represents the second generation of Arevo’s composite material deposition technology, and is said to be more than four times faster than the first generation. The company says it plans to host hundreds of production systems at the new location, enabling the company to meet customer demand for the rapid turnaround of large and geometrically complex CFRP products.
In November 2019, Arevo announced that it had partnered with AGC Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, which will provide MaaS services using Arevo’s Aqua 3D printer.
In addition, the company has recently brought on new executive staff to support its growth plans. Sonny Vu, CEO, is an entrepreneur who founded wearables company Misfit. Tuan TranPham, chief revenue officer (CRO), is a 17-year veteran of the 3D printing industry and was most recently CRO of Desktop Metal. Daisuke Tanaka, general manager in Japan, is an entrepreneur who previously served as general manager for various Japanese technology companies.
“The new team will be key to our success as we enter into this new expansion phase. We needed people who had a blend of startup experience, ability to scale technical businesses as well as deep industry experience in additive manufacturing,” says Hemant Bheda, Arevo co-founder and chairman.
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