I am Alex Gladchenko, and I am a process coordinator at Hoeganaes. My journey with Hoeganaes began in 2017 as a laboratory technician in the chemistry lab. Six months later, I switched focus to join our R&D team, where I worked on atomizing and developing various types of materials for additive manufacturing. I have spent over three years in material development for a wide range of projects using Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Binder Jet 3D printing methods. I am now utilizing my college education in Business Administration and Sales to assist our customers in finding the right material for their intended use. The combination of my extensive experience in atomization and sintering processes with my amiable demeanor has led me to my new position as the new point of contact for our customers in North America. I will be working closely with our customers to evaluate their needs so I can ensure they receive the best the best technology we have to offer. At GKN Additive, the team is devoted to advancing technology through material development partnerships of novel AM techniques and designs. I hope my blog posts provide more insight into the material development projects we are working on, as well as open the floor for future partnerships and suggestions. Feel free to reach out to discuss your next material solution!