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MS&E Seminar Series: Jacob Brunsberg

February 9 @ 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Jacob Brunsberg
President & CEO
Sigma Additive Solutions
Host: Professor Izabela Szlufarska (MS&E)

Additive Manufacturing and The Blurring of Engineering Disciplines
Metal additive manufacturing is moving the foundry into the design and part creation process in a single step. The result of this is a blurring of the lines between design, materials and process, and manufacturing engineering. In this talk, we will dive into the wild west of additive manufacturing’s move from prototyping to mass production, with a focus on the role of quality, and how the material lab is moving upstream into the process. We will explore real-world parts, why new materials and products are developed, how they are developed, and qualification of the manufacturing process. The seminar will discuss the various stages of material development, including research and development, design and prototyping, testing and validation, and the path to production. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the critical role of data and data pedigree in validation to ensure the safety and reliability of materials and products for meeting industry and regulatory requirement via the additive manufacturing process. The seminar will also explore the latest industry trends and best practices, highlighting case studies and practical examples of how these technologies have been successfully implemented in the aerospace sector.

Jacob Brunsberg joined Sigma Additive Solutions as Senior Vice President in 2021, responsible for leading Sigma’s strategic relationships, product management and marketing programs. In April 2022, Mr. Brunsberg was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director.

Sigma Additive Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of in-process quality assurance (IPQA™) solutions to the additive manufacturing industry. Sigma specializes in the development and commercialization of real-time monitoring and analytics known as PrintRite3D® for 3D metal and polymer advanced manufacturing technologies. PrintRite3D detects and classifies defects and anomalies real-time during the manufacturing process, enabling significant cost-savings and production efficiencies by reducing waste, increasing yield, and shortening cycle times. Sigma believes its software solutions will be a major catalyst for the acceleration and adoption of industrial 3D printing.

Prior to Sigma Additive, from 2019 to 2021, Mr. Brunsberg was a P&L leader for General Electric’s Binder Jet Technology unit, with responsibility for strategy, development, commercialization, and overall business performance. He previously served as Sr. Managing Director of the Central Region, tasked with helping establish the US sales infrastructure for post-acquisition integration of several additive manufacturing technology companies including Concept Laser, Arcam and GEonX into the newly formed GE Additive business entity. 

Prior to GE, Brunsberg worked for the American Roller Company in sales leadership and product marketing positions, responsible for the development and oversight of growth strategies, focused on advanced welding, cladding, thermal spray, and powder metallurgy technologies across a number of industrial markets. Mr. Brunsberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.