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Fortius Metals Appoints New CTO to Support Company Growth

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Dr. Nick Bagshaw Joins Growing Company, Fortius Metals, as New CTO

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - April 19, 2022 - PRLog -- Fortius Metals, Inc., an innovative metal 3D printing company headquartered in Lafayette, CO, announces that as part of their rapid growth plan the company has appointed industry veteran Dr. Nick Bagshaw as its new Chief Technology Officer.

"I am thrilled to join Fortius Metals as it develops the next generation of metal additive," said Bagshaw. "The capabilities of Fortius Metals' technology are seemingly boundless, and I'm looking forward to leading the company through our next series of developments. I'm excited to start working with their dedicated team to help scale their business."

Nick has over 20 years of experience in welding, weld simulation and metal additive manufacturing, working across a diverse range of industries. He previously led the Additive Simulation Team at Relativity Space to control distortion and evaluate residual stresses in large 3D printed rocket structures, using experimental and numerical methods. Nick also spent 16 years consulting on leading welding technologies at TWI in Cambridge, UK. He is familiar with many welding processes, specializing in wire-arc additive manufacturing and electron beam welding. Nick earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and MS degrees in Advanced Metallurgy and Structural Integrity, at the University of Sheffield.

Fortius Metals is a large format additive manufacturing company that specializes in new materials, helping customers develop solutions previously not possible with robotic 3D printing. Fortius Metals' patented technology will introduce high performance metal alloys that meet the demands of aerospace customers and robotic welding fabricators.  The company's is initially focusing on aircraft grade aluminum welding wire for arc and laser Directed Energy Deposition.

"We couldn't be more excited for Nick to join the team and help lead our next generation of materials and welding innovation," said Jeff Lints, Fortius CEO. "There are only a handful of technical leaders in large format metal additive, and Nick's expertise in welding large structures with aluminum is unparalleled."

Fortius is a spinout from Elementum 3D, headquartered in Erie, CO, which has already patented and commercialized this technology for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing. Fortius was formed in 2021 to develop wire-based products for use in robotic welding applications – representing new markets and new products.  The company's vision is to have a real impact on re-shoring our domestic supply chain while supporting highly skilled jobs in American factories.

Jeff Lints
Chief Executive Officer

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