Axel Joaquim Fernandes
Chief Operating Officer at Immensa Technology labs, Dubai, UAE.
Axel Fernandes majored in Computer Science Engineering at the
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India where he also took courses in Industrial engineering & Organization, Manufacturing processes, and Business management.
For his final year project, he assembled his first Desktop 3D printer (Prusa Mendel i2) and won a NASSCOM 10,000 Startups competition hosted by Weekend Ventures, now a part of Venture catalyst (VC firm) in India. This start up competition win, laid the foundation for his career in Additive Manufacturing with the founding of his services company: Forgify 3D technologies, in New Delhi, India.
As Founder and CEO, Axel was responsible for the quick growth of Forgify3D and lead important partnerships at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Maulana Azad Medical College for the early adoption of medical 3D printing for pre-surgical planning in the Orthopedics and Craniomaxillofacial department. The practice has become an industry standard now.
He also built partnerships with leading Indian industrial companies and the Indian government.
Observing the lack of local 3D printer manufacturers in India, Axel designed and developed the Arya series of 3D printers in partnership with Cadx tools and Technologies, New Delhi.
The Arya Series of 3D printers is a market leader in 450 X 450 X 450 millimeter build volume space, 400 + installations to date, and with heavy penetration in Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns in India.
Axel joined Immensa Technology labs, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as the First Engineer and Technology lead. Immensa has grown to become the largest Additive Manufacturing company in the Middle east and provides services across all major AM Technologies. Axel leads team building, new product development, operations, and strategy. He develops the Digital inventory services platform and is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. He represents Immensa and the interests of the Additive Manufacturing community at major events and has contributed to develop the internationally accepted guidelines for the adoption of AM across the marine and oil & gas industry with DNV GL and major Industry partners.
Axel's expertise is in leading lean technology teams to achieve product market fit.
Having 6 + years of experience working in multiple countries, environments, difficult markets,new technologies, among diverse multicultural teams, and with a deep technological educational background he can solve any challenge that comes his way.
Technologies well versed in:
Operations: Additive manufacturing (SLA, SLS, FDM, DMLS, Binder jetting) machinery management, operating, materials selection, CAM and Gcode generation.
3D design, data preparation, and simulations: CAD Design for additive manufacturing, Polygon Mesh data repairing, Manufacturing data preparation, and simulations.
Software development: Machine learning data preparation, Machine learning algorithms, Artificial intelligence, Web development, Devops, Firmware design, and path algorithm improvements.