Our Experts
Kevin Ayers

Kevin has three decades of experience as a design and manufacturing engineer, specializing in 3D printing. He advised the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, managed additive manufacturing for SME, and edited Advanced Manufacturing Media. Kevin implemented AM in multiple factories across 23 countries, contributing to over 600,000 AM parts produced globally.

Moataz Attallah

20 years of research & consulting experience in metallic materials processing, with an emphasis on laser-based additive manufacturing, AM post-processing strategies, & novel applications of metal AM in the aerospace, nuclear, defence, motor racing, space, & telecommunications sectors. He sits on the advisory board and provides consultancy to companies & universities in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. He co-authored over 200 scientific reports & 3 book chapters, as well as being a co-inventor on 5 granted patents.

Steve Murray

35+ year 3D sand casting expert. Pattern & moldmaker, metal castings expert, fabricator, sand cores for castings, foundries, nuclear industry, energy production, food industry, auto industry, aviation/aircraft manufacturing, obsolete part production,

Thomas Sorovetz

Thomas Sorovetz retired from Stellantis N.V., formerly FCA LLC, after a distinguished 36-year career. With 24 years as a supervisor of vehicle engineering development, additive manufacturing, wood, plastic, CNC, and carbon-fiber shops, he possesses extensive expertise in automotive design and engineering. Thomas has been affiliated with SME for 29 years, serving as a RAPID + TCT event advisor and a former member of SME's AM Technical Community Leadership Committee. Additionally, he has been an executive board member for AMUG for over 29 years. Thomas was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Rapid Product Development and Rapid Manufacturing by "TCT Magazine" in 2007. He became an SME member in 2021.

Dan Brunermer

Dan Brunermer, an esteemed Technical Fellow at ExOne for 21 years, is a renowned additive manufacturing (AM) expert with a focus on manufacturing and automation. He developed ExOne's successful R2 printer and holds multiple patents in jetting technology. Dan leads binder jetting education and standardization efforts nationwide. His passion for AM stems from its ability to produce metal parts without traditional drawings. He envisions integrators leveraging modular products for specialized machines, fostering collaboration in the AM community.

Boorla Srinivasa Murthy

With 30 years of experience as a mechanical engineer specializing in design, I have thrived in a global environment. My research interests lie in consumer perceptions, dimensional management, and design efficiency. I am highly skilled in customizing new product development processes for global engineering projects. Additionally, I hold GDTP Senior Certification from ASME and have expertise in technical recruitment and establishing/coaching design teams. As a Group Manager, I have successfully led teams in automotive craftsmanship and dimensional management. I also provide training on GDTP tests and dimensional management topics.

Derek Ellis

After graduating in Computer Aided Design, Derek gained expertise in additive manufacturing at an SLA service bureau. He guided companies in adopting secondary applications like silicone rubber molding and bridge tooling from 3D printed master patterns. Derek expanded his career into 3D scanning for documentation, design, and inspection. Currently, he focuses on Industry 4.0 and workflow production MES software.

Zayna Connor

Zayna is an experienced materials and processes expert with 30+ years of industry knowledge. She specializes in foundry work, aluminum and cast iron materials, wrought aluminum, clad materials, and fatigue. Her accomplishments include resolving quality problems, reducing scrap, and saving costs. Zayna leads research projects funded by DOD and DOE, holding ASNT Level III certification. Her track record includes preventing line shutdowns and saving millions in potential claims.

Rue Patel

Rue Patel led General Mills' largest manufacturing site for 15 years, where he was accountable for delivering expected quantifiable results while prioritizing employee, consumer, and environmental responsibility. As the founder of Rue Works, he now assists small and large businesses in defining and implementing growth strategies, offers executive coaching, and speaks at industry conferences. With his extensive supply chain expertise, Rue brings valuable insights to the 3D Metal Konsulting team.

Joseph Tuzzolo

With 20 years of manufacturing experience, Joe is a highly skilled expert in high voltage metrology and calibration engineering. Currently a Technical Support Engineer at Markforged, he provides invaluable assistance and expertise. Joe's previous role as a Calibration Engineer at Hayes Instrument Service focused on optical power, sound pressure, and high voltage metrology. His commitment to precision and accuracy in calibration has earned him a reputation for excellence in the field.

Jeff Kurtz

With a passion for consulting, I help individuals navigate challenges and find tailored solutions. Drawing from decades of experience in team building, problem-solving, marketing, and leadership, I deliver customized results. I understand the uniqueness of each situation, providing personalized solutions. Working closely with students and clients brings me joy as I witness them surpass expectations. My expertise encompasses consulting, entrepreneurship, problem-solving, marketing, and experiential learning.

Owner Biography
Kara Novotny

With a background in traditional manufacturing spanning over a decade, Kara has cultivated a deep understanding of the industry. Her dedication to excellence is evident in her commitment to gathering top industry experts who share a passion for innovation & knowledge sharing. At 3D Metal Konsulting, Kara and her team offer a range of valuable services (including onsite training & virtual consultations) ensuring clients receive personalized solutions tailored to their unique requirements. With Kara staying moving behind the scenes, 3D Metal Konsulting is your trusted partner in navigating the exciting world of additive manufacturing.