DyeMansion Explores How Events Like RAPID + TCT Propel the Additive Manufacturing Industry Forward

With two weeks to go before RAPID + TCT begins, the excitement continues to build around the extensive lineup of exhibitors set to showcase their innovations in additive manufacturing. This event, taking place from June 25-27 in Los Angeles, California, is renowned for gathering the industry’s leading companies under one roof. As part of our ongoing series of interviews with key participants, today we feature DyeMansion, a company at the forefront of providing cutting-edge post-processing solutions for 3D printed parts. We had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Schorr, General Manager for DyeMansion North America, to gain insights into their presence at RAPID + TCT and to discuss their latest advancements and expectations for the career.

3DN: Could you introduce yourself?

My name is Mike Schorr, and I’m the General Manager for DyeMansion North America. I’m responsible for the entirety of the US business, so I’m heavily involved in server-side sales – our go-to-market strategy, and all of our internal operations. I’ve been with DyeMansion for over four and a half years, and I’ve worked through the application side, including all of our customer relation developments and projects.

In my previous role at Under Armor, I spearheaded the innovation in 3D printing lab along with traditional manufacturing initiatives. My involvement spanned across various technologies such as 3D printing, material development, integrating traditional manufacturing with additive techniques, and launching products for consumers as well as internal stakeholders. Prior to that, my career was rooted in aerospace and defense, where I utilized 3D printing and conventional manufacturing techniques, accumulating over 12 years of experience in additive manufacturing.

3DN: Why is it important for DyeMansion to be at RAPID + TCT?

RAPID + TCT, being the largest AM event in the US, caught our interest in 2019 when we commenced our operations in the country. Our presence at RAPID + TCT is crucial as it is a central hub where key industry players gather. As a post-processing company, particularly in the polymer realm, our representation is vital. The event provides an opportunity not only to display our product range, including cleaning, surfacing, and coloring solutions but also to unveil new equipment, software, and upcoming developments. Importantly, it offers a platform to connect with existing and prospective clients.

Traditionally, we’ve had experience launching new equipment through different trade shows, and at RAPID + TCT, we usually bring that equipment to the US for the first time. In the last 18 months or so, we’ve acknowledged that the small platform sales partners have really blossomed, so we’re trying to attack that part of the market. At DyeMansion, we are launching a special and unique finishing service called the Black Diamond Finishing Hub. It will be geared toward these small platform users and offer a high-quality finishing service and coloring surfacing through our platforms.

3DN: What do you expect from the show? What are you the most excited about?

RAPID + TCT combines an educational approach, bringing young new entrepreneurs into the business, and it also gives us a chance to meet with all of our key personnel. Traditionally, there’s been a mix of technology experts and decision-makers coming into RAPID + TCT, giving us a great chance to sit down with all the key stakeholders. We also get to really see the excitement and engage with some people who have never been to a trade show in the US before. To sum up, it provides us a bit of excitement from the new people, but also the key stakeholders to follow through with critical business decisions.

3DN: What will attendees get out of the competition?

In my experience, going to RAPID + TCT has always been the event if you want to see hardware and talk to all the different people within the companies you’re trying to see. With other trade shows, often there are only very key personnel attending, and likely, not as many actual hardware solutions. But at RAPID + TCT, if you want to put together the material people, the OEM and machine manufacturers, the post-processing people, and even the software, you can find all of them and their solutions, usually on the show floor. It gives you an excellent chance to see it, experience it, and talk to the right people in one place.

Don’t miss the post-treatment solutions that DyeMansion will be presenting at RAPID + TCT 2024

3DN: Any last words for our readers?

We are very excited to be at RAPID + TCT again. This will be, at least, my sixth time attending RAPID + TCT, and my first time attending the event on the West Coast. We’ll get to see a lot of folks who aren’t traditionally at the show, and we are definitely excited to welcome you all to our booth and talk to our key personnel.

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