Charlie Byrd of M2 Optics Wins a 2022 Formlabs Impact Award

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Oct 31, 2022 @ 12:10 PM

Charlie Byrd - President & VP Sales of M2 Optics Inc.Formlabs Impact Award Winner Charlie Byrd of M2 Optics

Charlie Byrd of M2 Optics Honored with an Impact in Product Design + Engineering Award from Formlabs

The prestigious Impact Awards highlight leading innovators who are positively impacting the world with new groundbreaking ideas in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing arena.

Raleigh, NC, October 31, 2022- M2 Optics Inc, a leading manufacturer of customized fiber optic solutions for advanced communications testing and networking applications announced today that their President and VP of Sales, Charlie Byrd, was named the winner of the 2022 Impact in Product Design + Engineering award from Formlabs, the largest supplier of professional stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers in the world.

“Charlie's professional work network, Formlabs employees, and the global Formlabs community have all recognized the great work Charlie is continuing to do with 3D printing”, stated Analisa Russo, User Applications Manager at Formlabs.

Having a personal passion for 3D printing technology that spans many years, along with his extensive mechanical and industrial design expertise, Charlie recognized the major impact that additive manufacturing technology can bring to a business focused on delivering customized solutions. Through the successful implementation of the technology, which includes leveraging the Form 3 and Form 3L machines from Formlabs, M2 has been able to rapidly generate new product designs, prototypes, and execute complete production runs of precise components in a matter of hours and days, not weeks or months. This has not only benefited M2 in terms of producing necessary hardware and parts for their own product portfolio faster and more cost-effectively but also has enabled the company to offer an array of additive manufacturing services to their clients and partners in need of custom solutions.

“I am thrilled for Charlie to receive this award and be personally recognized by Formlabs and the 3D printing community for his expertise and significant contributions”, states Kevin Miller, CEO of M2 Optics. “In addition to the positive impact he is making for the company and our customers, the entire M2 team is proud and happy to support his personal passion each and every day.” 

M2 Optics formally congratulates Charlie along with all of the other amazing winners and nominees in the 2022 Form Labs Impact Awards. To learn more about M2's 3D design and printing services for Telecom, Defense, and Aerospace applications, visit our website today.

Topics: 3D Printing, fiber optic networks, 3D design, 3D printing and design for Telecom