Renishaw's Rapid Manufacturing Manager, Jeremy Pullin has been named as one of the world's Top 20 most influential people in additive manufacturing/ industrial 3D printing by the readers of leading industry magazine TCT.
An ex-apprentice who later completed a degree in mechanical engineering, Pullin had vast experience of hardware and software for conventional CNC metal cutting (subtractive) systems before setting up Renishaw's Rapid Manufacturing Centre (RMC) at its headquarters in Gloucestershire. The RMC contains a wide range of additive and subtractive technologies, helping the company's designers and manufacturing engineers develop prototypes and short run production parts.
Renishaw entered the AM market in March 2011 after acquiring the business of MTT Technologies, a manufacturer of additive manufacturing machines.
Pullin has presented and chaired at conferences around Europe for additive manufacturing (AM), computer-aided manufacturing and CNC machining technologies. Currently on a number of committees for AM technologies in the UK, he is also a board member of the US-based Additive Manufacturing Users Group, which aims to educate and advance the uses and applications of AM technologies.
Deeply honoured by the recognition from fellow professionals within the Additive Manufacturing industry, Pullin says that additive technologies are merely at the beginning of becoming the force in manufacturing that they will eventually become.
Leading names in the sector also on the Top 20 list include Abe Reichental, the CEO of 3D Systems, Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates, Hans Langer, the CEO of EOS, Adrian Bowyer, the originator of the ‘RepRap' project and Dan Johns of Bloodhound SSC.
represents the Renishaw Group in Australia and New Zealand.