Advanced Interactive Materials Sciences Ltd (AIMS) based in Peterborough, UK, has announced that Dr Raja Khan has joined the company as its new Director of Business Development and Insight.
Dr Khan, a leading expert in the world of advanced metals and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) techniques, joined the company from The Welding Institute (TWI), Cambridge, where he was Senior Project Manager. Dr Khan will continue his position as visiting scholar at the University of Birmingham.
His key focus at AIMS will be to drive sales of the company’s Hot Isostatic Pressing consolidated components featuring its Sagittite® range using powdered metal chemistry, together with near-net shaping methods.
“Powder Metallurgy and near net shaping technologies are the future in component manufacturing, which is why I’m so excited to be joining AIMS,” stated Dr Khan. “Through its patented Sagittite® range, AIMS is carving out a reputation for providing the highest quality, wear- and corrosion-resistant solutions for customers across the globe, ranging from Food processing to Oil & Gas and Aerospace industries.”
“Together with AIMS’ near-net shape capability, which unlike traditional cast and forge processes enables components to be manufactured without the need for second stage machining, there is a great opportunity for continued sales growth.”
AIMS Managing Director Mark Hodgkins added, “The appointment of someone of Dr Khan’s calibre and reputation in the Powder Metallurgy and near-net shaping world is a real coup for AIMS. With his technical knowledge and contacts across a breadth of manufacturing sectors globally, Dr Khan will be pivotal to our future growth in terms of product development and sales.”
AIMS was founded 17 years ago by the company’s technical director Geoffrey Archer. In 2012 the company received inward investment from Alycidon Capital Ltd and has seen continued growth in markets across Europe, China, Australia and the USA.