Morris Technologies, Inc. the global leader in additive metal manufacturing, has added an instrumentation engineer to their Engineering group.
Mike Jorden, who has over 33 years' experience in aerospace instrumentation, joined the Engineering staff at MTI in July 2012. Jorden's initial responsibilities will include setting up an instrumentation lab that would deliver complete, calibrated, and ready-to-use instrumentation. The lab will be used to design basic-to-complex instrumentation using conventional and additive-metal manufacturing.
Jorden is looking forward to leveraging Morris Technologies' experience in aerospace and their vast expertise with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and electron beam melting (EBM) technologies and applying them to instrumentation. ''Additive manufacturing's advantage relative to traditional manufacturing is that it unties your hands. If you can think about it in your head, you can build it,'' says Jorden. ''The process wowed me. I liken it to the replicator on Star Trek.''
''Additive manufacturing offers lower costs, reliability, and flexibility to instrumentation,'' says MTI president, Bill Noack. ''We can deliver a complete solution that is fully integrated into a customer's test. We can apply instrumentation to an existing part or create a body to which sensore can be applied.''
''Instrumentation is an art,'' says Jorden. ''In aerospace the goal is to make the measurement device 'invisible' so there is a smaller measurement footprint.''
Morris Technologies expects their instrumentation lab to be operational by mid-August. 2012.