Who would start a business during a global pandemic? A lot of people. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans applying to start a new business rose 42% between 2019 and 2020.
Four of those individuals—Nate Higgins, Chris Aiello, Andy Reasinger, and Eric Wonderling—recently co-founded a new 3D printing service bureau in St. Marys, Pa. FreeFORM Technologies , which incorporated in October 2020, is dedicated to metal binder-jet printing.
“We believe in the technology, and we’ve invested heavily in the technology,” said Aiello. “We’re ready to print high volumes of product using metal binder jetting.” The Additive Report recently interviewed Aiello, questioning him about founding a business during the COVID-19 pandemic, why the company is focused on binder-jet printing, designing for additive manufacturing, and how additive manufacturing technology could be improved.
Following is an edited excerpt of the conversation between Aiello and AR Editor-in-Chief Don Nelson. Additive Report: We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. Businesses are suffering. People are hanging on by their fingertips. Why is this a good time to start a 3D printing service bureau? Chris Aiello: You’re not the first person to ask that question. It was kind of a perfect […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...