How We Got Here
CEO & Founder, Robert Haleluk, formerly the President of an injection molding facility, was exposed to 3D printing in 2013. He founded PrintParts in 2016 to explore the use of AM technologies for production applications. Robert and Co-Founder, Cody Burke, had expressed interest in forming their own AM startup to push adoption of AM for production applications, and identified traceability as an emerging gap in the AM market. In mid 2019, they determined that the AM market was getting ready to make a true shift towards production applications where traceability solutions would be required. They selected the Intelligent Material taggant technology as the core base technology to build the SmartParts platform.