This week, I welcome Ivan Madera on the podcast show. Ivan is the CEO and founder of Nikon-backed Morf3D, a trusted leader in metal additive manufacturing (AM) that specializes in AM optimization and engineering for the aerospace, defense, and space industries.
Gerdau Graphene, is a company that is working to transform graphene into solutions that will revolutionize industries such as coatings, concrete, elastomers, polymers, and lubricants just to name a few.
Graphene is an ultra-strong, lightweight, flexible, and superconductive two-dimensional nanomaterial formed by carbon atoms in a hexagonal structure.
It is the perfect combination of strength, lightness, flexibility, and transparency, and is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity.
With annual revenues exceeding $20 billion, Gerdau is the largest producer of steel in the Americas and employs more than 30,000.
Alexandre Corrêa joined Gerdau in 2020 with the mission of scaling the company’s first advanced material spinoff, Gerdau Graphene, where they are focused on graphene application development.
You can learn more by visiting their website at www.gerdaugraphene.com/en.html.
Kelsey Britton has a passion for designing and building with some of the lightest, strongest materials on earth. Before joining IYRS as an instructor, Kelsey worked for New England Boatworks where she helped build the 62-foot carbon fiber Tripp design racing boat ChessieRacing. On campus, Kelsey is the primary Rhino 3D computer graphics and CAD instructor, teaching students in multiple IYRS programs the software they'll use to design their school and capstone projects. Kelsey uses her knowledge and experience to instruct and guide students as they conceptualize and build composites projects as diverse as miniature working tug boats to high-impact bicycle helmets.