Itamar Yona is the Co-Founder and CEO of Printsyst.ai. As 3D printing expert and B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering, he is an experienced project
manager and successful entrepreneur; providing professional engineering advice, lectures, and workshops about additive manufacturing worldwide.
He is the third generation in a family business dealing with qualified printing services in 2D & 3D printing in Israel.
During the digital manufacturing transition in the family business, he became familiar with the additive manufacturing technology barriers.
Itamar founded Printsyst.ai to bridge the 3D print complex knowledge gap between users and an optimized printed 3D model.
1. What is PrintSyst?
PrinSyst.ai has focused over the last couple of years on utilizing deep tech Artificial Intelligence tosolve a long-standing pain point of 3D Printers – the significant cost of pre-printing processes;analyzing parts before printing is a crucial step that requires a lot of time from highly skilled engineersand bears significant risks to a company’s reputation and ability to meet the desired lead times andregulations. Moreover, this manual process – on top of being inefficient – results in a high averagerate of parts that turn out dysfunctional.
2. How did you come up with the idea for PrintSyst?
PrintSyst grew from a deep understanding of the problems and questions 3D service bureaus face.My brother and I, are coming with roots in traditional printing we begin offering 3D printing as a service, we received a lot of jobs and even more questions.These questions led to answers that formed a bridge to understanding additive manufacturing and helped clients to make the most of the new technology.
PrintSyst is the golden child of this. Powered by an AI engine and machine learning, PrintSyst automates workflows and turns 3D service bureaus and manufacturing engineers into instant 3D printing experts. Perfector does the work and allows any operator to learn without making costly mistakes.
3. How did coronavirus impact your company and what lessons would you take from it?
The COVID-19 crisis is actually an opportunity for the 3D Printing Industry, which enable supply chain diversification, and we believe that PrintSyst’s solution can support its growth.
4. What is the future of PrintSyst?
Our vision is to ultimately standardize the additive manufacturing industry workflow. PrintSyst’s solution has the potential to change the way people 3D Print and grow the market, thanks to improved reliability, consistency, and cost structure. The COVID-19 crisis is actually an opportunity for the 3D Printing Industry, which enable supply chain diversification, and we believe that PrintSyst’s solution can support its growth.
5. What is the startup scene in Israel and how has that helped your company?
The Israeli startup scene is well known. Being an entrepreneur is challenging, and getting local support is an important factor for success. Access to experienced entrepreneurs allows us to learn and adapt faster in our way to success.
6. What advice would you give to young budding entrepreneurs?
Time is your most expensive resource and you should prioritize your decisions accordingly. Do not hesitate. Act.
We would like to thank Itamar for speaking with us.