3DPrinterOS, an end-to-end 3D printer management solution provider, has appointed Michelle Bockman as its new CEO. Bockman, who previously served as HP’s General Manager and Global Head of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing – Automotive & High-Value Applications, has extensive experience in the additive world and will lead 3DPrinterOS into its next phase of growth to drive enterprise adoption.
Bockman’s prolific career has seen her transform industrial companies from analog to digital. Bolstered by several years of experience in the 3D printing industry, she understands the challenges customers face, pertaining to supply chains, software platforms, applications and more. At the helm of 3DPrinterOS, she will help to accelerate enterprise adoption of the company’s leading 3D printer operating system.
“With our game-changing platform, there is an opportunity to transform the way enterprise manufacturers do business,” said Bockman. “Our platform is primed to shake up the industry as it provides the essential missing link for mass adoption of digital manufacturing. We can reduce the time from prototype to market, while also ensuring the highest security levels for end-to-end encrypted 3D printing workflows that protect intellectual property.”
John Dogru, President, Chief Architect and Founder of 3DPrinterOS, added: “We are pleased to welcome a talented, driven leader with exceptional industry experience who has a holistic understanding of the complexities, and security challenges that product managers and manufacturing executives face.”
Bockman’s professional trajectory also includes time at both GE Healthcare and GE Digital, which has given her unique insight into the areas of service, supply chain, sales and product development. She also brings to the table a deep understanding of curriculum development for AM as well as adoption at higher education institutions, which will prove valuable at 3DPrinterOS, whose software is broadly used in educational settings.
“We have given direct 3D print access to over 100,000 users on college campuses and saw a 70X utilization rate increase with 3DPrinterOS vs. the industry standard,” explained Dogru, emphasizing the company’s current mission to drive enterprise adoption. “Now we will give the same access to every enterprise in the world to enable their 1000’s of engineers to direct print without any other human interaction with the machine. Ultimately we wish to give access to over a billion people in the world.”
3DPrinterOS has already made headway, having partnered with some leading enterprise customers, including Google, Microsoft, John Deere, Bosch, Dremel, the U.S. Navy and NASA. Its operating system solution enables users to reduce in-house development costs and to scale operations more easily. Overall, 3DPrinterOS aims to drive adoption of AM with its solution to usher in the digital manufacturing age.