Dr. Achim Tappe new Chief Digital Officer at Fehrmann

His areas of responsibility: supporting material development in 3D metal printing using Machine Learning/AI and digital transformation.

We welcome a top-class expert as Chief Digital Officer: Dr. Achim Tappe. With him our Group has gained a proven expert of international standing in data science and artificial intelligence for the newly created position. His vita includes well-known names from research and industry such as NASA, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, AKKA Technologies, Blue Yonder and Aurubis. 

Fehrmann ALLOYS, a member of the Fehrmann Group, recently launched AlMgty, a high-performance aluminum alloy with properties not previously available in metal printing.  Fehrmann Managing Director Henning Fehrmann plans to work with the Chief Digital Officer to extend the company's innovative lead in 3D printing. 

In particular, Dr. Tappe intends to revolutionize the development process for new materials: "We want to develop sustainable materials in conjunction with 3D printing," explains Fehrmann. "There's still a lot of work to be done. Because the number of parameter combinations is very large and the existing data is very diverse, we are relying on Dr. Tappe's know-how in the areas of AI and machine learning".

Dr. Achim Tappe studied chemistry and did his doctorate in astrophysics in Sweden. He spent many years as a research astrophysicist in the USA until he switched to the business world to make Big Data & digital transformation his main focus of activity. He returned to Germany in 2014 and has since then led numerous digitalization and Industry 4.0 initiatives in retail, energy, aerospace and heavy industry manufacturing companies.

Dear Achim, welcome aboard!

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