Dylan Schickel is the head of Manufacturing Innovation at Varroc Lighting Systems, a leading Tier-1 manufacturer of automotive lighting. In this role, he leads innovation activities for Global Industrialization. Dylan has 25+ years of experience in plastics manufacturing, materials, product design, reliability and innovation — and has been directly involved in launch of multiple new industry technologies and product introductions — including being a lead inventor on 2 USA patents, with several pending. With a strong focus on bringing innovative technology to the mainstream, Dylan leads activities to advance Varroc’s manufacturing technology and capabilities. While Dylan has been a user of AM technologies throughout his career, he has become deeply involved in industrial level polymer AM technology over the last three years. During this time, he has led development of a strategy to validate and introduce additive manufacturing (AM) technology to Varroc Lighting Systems, with a long-term view-of-use of AM technology in serial production parts.
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