Kevin Ayers is a graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Engineering. He has worked as a design and manufacturing engineer for over 31 years with the FBI. Most of that time he has been directly involved in what is now called additive manufacturing. The FBI was one of the first organisations to use 3D printing technology as end use parts building tens of thousands of parts going back to the early nineties. During that time, Mr. Ayers has been involved as an advisor for the Society of Manufacturing engineers and the AMUG receiving the Dino Award in 2003. In 2014, Mr. Ayers retired from the FBI and worked for SME as the Industry Manager over Additive Manufacturing Industry and as a consulting editor for Advanced Manufacturing Media. In 2017, Mr. Ayers joined Danfoss Power Solutions as an Additive Manufacturing and currently works there involved in AM in metals, polymers, composites, sand, design, and training.