IperionX names Harold Sears as senior advisor for additive manufacturing

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IperionX has appointed Harold Sears as Additive Manufacturing’s senior advisor, bringing over 32 years of experience in rapid manufacturing technologies, including 29 years in AM.

The company said that Sears’ appointment will boost its technical capacity to quickly manufacture high-quality, low-cost prototype and titanium components for sophisticated sectors.

Bringing extensive experience scaling AM technologies, Mr Sears’ responsibilities include guiding the expansion of the company’s AM capabilities across a range of production modalities.

Anastasios Arima, IperionX co-founder and CEO, commented on the recent appointment saying the company will greatly benefit from Mr Sears’ in-depth expertise and broad experience in the field of AM.

“Harold brings a wealth of industry-leading experience and expertise, having spent over 32 years leading additive manufacturing programs at Ford Motor Company, which is particularly notable given that initial development of IperionX’s patented titanium technologies were funded via the U.S. Department of Energy for light-weighting across the U.S. automotive industry, with support from Ford,” the CEO expounded. 

Mr Sears also expressed his excitement in his new post, highlighting that IperionX’s patented titanium technologies provide a valuable competitive advantage to customers who need to rapidly innovate with AM while keeping costs and environmental impact to a minimum.

“I look forward to assisting with building a world-class additive manufacturing division that will offer customers innovative and sustainable titanium components on shorter timeframes,” Mr Sears stated. 

According to the company, the recent appointment builds upon the recent IperionX and Carver Pump partnership to introduce additively manufactured titanium pump components into the US Navy’s supply chain.