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Industry mourns American additive manufacturing pioneer David Tait

Written by David

December 10, 2018

David Michael Tait, general manager of voxeljet America, passed away this week, after an extended illness, at the age of 63 years. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children. Mr. Tait was a pioneer of the global and in particular the American, additive manufacturing industry. He started three separate companies and guided each one to improved sales and profits in every year of operation. He also received numerous customer citations for excellence award including Textron Marine & Land Systems, L-3 Communications and Formtech Industries. David Tait, 1955 – 2018 In the very early ages of AM, Mr. Tait founded Laserform, an early start-up using Additive Manufacturing that pioneered the use of stereolithography technology for design verification models, patterns for epoxy molds, patterns for casting tooling and quick cast patterns for investment casting. Laserform grew to $5.0M in sales and included customers in the aerospace & defense, automotive, […]

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