Jenna is an additive manufacturing engineer with an aerospace background and an education in design engineering and physics. Her studies and professional career have exposed her to beginning-to-end high-precision engineering projects with a large science involvement, particularly in rocketry. She has knowledge and passion in research, science as well as design, leading to engineering implementation, testing & development.
Jenna enjoys beginning-to-end processes; watching an idea come to life through engineering and science, particularly with high-precision results.
She developed and created metal AM departments in several companies across New Zealand, Australia, Germany, and the USA. She has training on SLM, Renishaw, and EOS machines, as well as operating experience on ARCAM and GE machines. Jenna has primarily worked with Inconel alloys for the aerospace industry but has also experience with copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and tool steel.
She knows about the importance of rigorous QA processes. She developed and implemented such processes as well as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and technical records to ensure a high-quality product is produced every time.
In her current role, she is responsible for managing research and development activities as well as the production of liquid bi-propellant, hybrid rocket engines, electric pump feed, and other rocket additively manufactured parts.
With her wealth of experience in high-precision AM engineering, Jenna is keen to advise clients on how to achieve this level of AM in other industrial applications.
Jenna can particularly help with
product and material selection
design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)