5 January 2016
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, has named Benjamin Fisk to the position of General Manager, 3D Additive Manufacturing. Benjamin Fisk will be heading up "Methods 3D", a group comprised of sales, application and engineering staff, to install, manage and maintain 3D Systems' printing equipment, labs and showrooms in Methods Technology Centers across the United States. He has over 15 years of experience in engineering and additive manufacturing."Benjamin is an excellent choice to lead our new 3D business," said Mr. Bryon Deysher, President & CEO, of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. "His extensive experience in both additive manufacturing and precision metalworking will allow us to establish a strong foothold in the 3D printing market and give our customers access to the very latest manufacturing technology for today's demanding applications".Prior to joining Methods, Mr. Fisk worked for Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT. He started there in 1998 as a Design Engineer for Systems Engineering and in 2001 he was promoted to Integrated Product Lead for turbine airfoil applications where he developed comprehensive design and development schedules for F135 military engines. In 2011, Mr. Fisk took on the role of Technology Manager of Additive Manufacturing, where he led the development and implementation of new additive manufacturing technologies and processes across the company. Since 2013, he served as Deputy Component Integrated Product Lead at Pratt & Whitney, leading the development and certification of low-pressure compressor gas turbine components.On October 20th, Methods announced it entered into a partner agreement with 3D Systems, a provider of the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. The partnership allows Methods to enhance its portfolio of leading-edge precision machine tools and solutions for traditional manufacturing with advanced 3D printing solutions for additive manufacturing.Methods Machine Tools, Inc., in operation for over 55 years, is a leading supplier of precision machine tools, 3D printing solutions, automation and accessories, providing extensive applications engineering support, installation, parts, service and training through a network of large state-of-the-art technology centers and dealers throughout North America.