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Kevin Ayers

Kevin L. Ayers

AM Consultant
3D Metal Konsulting

In 1983, Ayers graduated from the University of Illinois College of Engineering and joined the FBI as a design engineer. In the late 1980s, he began working with the early additive manufacturing technologies in conjunction with DARPA. In 1993, Ayers spearheaded an effort within the FBI to use the additive manufacturing processes not only in prototyping but as a tool for the manufacturing of systems to be used as final product for FBI applications. To date, the FBI has manufactured over 20,000 parts using the additive manufacturing processes in the 20 years many of which are still in service today. He then joined SME as the industry manager over additive manufacturing for two years. Ayers then worked for Danfoss putting AM into 63 factories in 22 countries worldwide with applications in training, operations tooling and end-component manufacturing. He has made 32 presentations at conferences nationally and internationally speaking on topics from additive manufacturing, tooling and additive manufacturing design. Ayers has served as a technical and event advisor for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, AMUG and is a recipient of the SLA Dinosaur Award. SME Member Since 2017



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