Professor Neil Hopkinson

Professor Hopkinson spent 20 years in academia conducting research in the field of Additive Manufacturing. His academic research has generated a strong Intellectual Property/Patent portfolio that has been licensed widely from small start-ups to global multinationals and is having a transformational impact on the Additive Manufacturing/Industrial 3D Printing industry.

In 2016 Neil left academia and became Director of 3D Printing at Cambridge based inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar. Two years later his business unit was spun out as a separate company called Xaar 3D and jointly owned by Xaar and by world leading 3D Printing company Stratasys. At Xaar 3D Neil is leading the technology development of one his inventions – High Speed Sintering.