Alumni spotlight: Tim Weber is printing a new vision of mass production

Tim Weber (’91 Ph.D., mechanical engineering) has been spearheading innovation at HP for more than 25 years. As global head of 3D metals for HP, he focuses on bringing mass production of printed metal parts to the $12 trillion global manufacturing industry for the first time. One of HP’s early inkjet pioneers, he was part […]

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August 26, 2019

Tim Weber
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Tim Weber (’91 Ph.D., mechanical engineering) has been spearheading innovation at HP for more than 25 years. As global head of 3D metals for HP, he focuses on bringing mass production of printed metal parts to the $12 trillion global manufacturing industry for the first time.

One of HP’s early inkjet pioneers, he was part of the team responsible for product quality for the first thermal inkjet printers. He also managed the development of the scalable print solution that ultimately became HP’s PageWide technology, which is now used everywhere from the desktop to the factory floor.

Weber’s career includes numerous research and development innovations, such as printing technology platforms, microelectromechanical technologies (such as HP’s state-of-the-art accelerometer), applied molecular systems (nanotechnology), solar applications, printed electronics, and 3D thermoplastics and ceramics. He holds 52 U.S. patents. He credits his Oregon State education for providing “a strong engineering foundation and an approach to problem solving, which has helped me in business and technology development.”

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