Al Siblani is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EnvisionTEC. He began his career in the rapid prototyping industry by placing the first Helisys LOM2030 machines at Ford, GM and Chrysler, before founding his own company, Sibco, Inc., the only third party provider of services and materials for the rapid prototyping industry at the time.
Mr. Siblani used this experience and knowledge to develop a new rapid prototyping system utilizing DLP from Texas Instruments as the technology platform. In November of 2002, he founded EnvisionTEC and began delivery of the Perfactory® 3D printer using the DLP 3D printing process.
With Siblani’s passion for additive manufacturing as the main driver, the company would go on to develop an array of intellectual property for 3D printing processes. Envision- TEC now has more than 100 pending and granted patents worldwide and has launched several new 3D printing platforms. That includes the 3D-Bioplotter® for bioprinting ap- plications; and 3SP™ (Scan, Spin and Selectively Photocure) technology for large format production printing of smooth, accurate parts.
Under Mr. Siblani’s guidance, EnvisionTEC has now been manufacturing 3D printers for use in the jewelry, dental, hearing aid, medical, toy and mechanical CAD markets for almost 20 years and has recently made the announcement that Desktop Metal will be acquiring the company, with Mr. Siblani remaining as the CEO of EnvisionTEC. The company’s global reach currently includes an International headquarters in Gladbeck, Germany, a North American headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., and additional R&D, sales, and manufacturing locations in California, Canada, the UK, and the Ukraine. The company also has resellers worldwide.
Siblani has been recognized with a variety of awards, including the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the technology category.
March 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
air hockey, chairside printing, covid-19, dental, ears, laboratory, pirates movie, podcast, printed dentures, rings, swabs, technician, voices from the bench, water wash, z axis
Al Siblani has been in the 3D printing business since the 90s. After disrupting the jewelry and hearing aid industries, Al and EnvisionTec entered the dental field. Al talks about how he had to adapt to a market that demanded accuracy and speed, how they helped during the early days of the pandemic, and what exciting things EnvisionTEC is working on now.