ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
Benjamin Bax joined Romar Engineering in late 2021 as an additive manufacturing engineer, directly from DMG Mori in Germany. He has a wealth of experience in materials science for additive technology utilising the DMG Mori Lasertec 65 3D 5-axis synchronous laser deposition, welding and milling machine.
It’s a 3D printer with unique hybrid manufacturing capability, found in only three commercial settings globally.
“I have a PhD in materials science from the University of Saarland, and after university, I worked for DMG developing process parameters for additive manufacturing,” says Ben. “I primarily used the Lasertec 65, which is the machine we have at Romar.”
Ben’s focus is on developing material process parameters for the Lasertec 65, to ensure our additive manufacturing solutions are optimised to meet client objectives and robust quality and compliance requirements for highly regulated industries such as aerospace, medical, mining and defence.
“At DMG Mori, we produced the Lasertec which can be used for diverse applications, so I had to find suitable materials for all kinds of industries, from aerospace to tooling. For each material you use, you need different process parameters or variables to determine how best to produce an effective and quality outcome.”
Whilst at DMG Mori, Ben met Steve Milanoski, Romar’s Head of Advanced Manufacturing, who invited him to join our specialist team. With a passion for additive manufacturing and a keen interest in Australia, Ben was more than happy to make the leap.
“We had a chat about the role. I love working on the Lasertec, and I knew Romar was expanding rapidly into advanced manufacturing, so I was very happy to come on board.”
Now with Romar, Ben joins our world-class team of additive, manufacturing and materials engineers with diverse expertise spanning areas including medical device manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, elastomers, precision molding and silicone products.
Please contact us to discuss your additive manufacturing project.