Technology Turn Around
Professor Gideon Levy has specialized in manufacturing technologies and lived a life for manufacturing. Devoted to advanced R&D in mechanical systems, electronics, and manufacturing, he has made significant contributions as both an educator and researcher. Those contributions have earned him many accolades, including being named a Fellow of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering). Presently, Professor Levy is a consultant with Technology Turn Around (TTA), which focuses on additive manufacturing (AM), electro-physical and chemical processes.
Professor Levy’s AM activities began in 1997 with the establishment of the Institute for Rapid Product Development (iRPD) at the University of Applied Sciences (St. Gallen, Switzerland). Over the years, he has made many substantial contributions as a researcher, consultant and advisor. His early work included the development of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) materials, including PA 12, which continues to be the most widely used. He has also contributed to technology advancements that span numerous AM processes and was an early participant in metal AM technologies, starting with beta testing of Concept Laser’s first Metal Laser Melting machine.
Professor Levy holds more than 35 patents and has been published in more than 250 scientific/technical publications. For his work in advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing, he has received numerous awards, including AMUG’s Distinguished INovator Operator (DINO) Award, TCT’s Top 25 Most Influential in RPD&M, SME RTAM’s Industry Achievement Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium’s FAME Award and VRAP Conference’s Career Award.