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About Us

Our Vision is a future where anyone can make any part, in any material, any time, anywhere.

Our Mission is to make 3D printing as easy as printing on paper.

Founded by a team of MIT engineers and based in Boston, New Valence Robotics® (NVBOTS) provides enterprise 3D printing solutions that deliver high throughput production of parts in a wide range of materials for any application. 

Our first product shipped in 2016. The NVPro – an automated 3D printing solution – is Built to Share™. It offers the first automated part ejection in the industry, and is paired with NVCloud software that allows users to print parts anytime, from any device – while providing administrators with full control of print queues and workflows typical in a shared-use scenario. The NVPro is uniquely suited for continuous 24-7 operation in multi-user environments and production 3D printing environments. Organizations including global manufacturing businesses and local independent schools use our solution to easily 3D print any geometry, from anywhere, at any time.

Our NVLabs division integrates cloud software and hardware to make 3D printing affordable and easy. At NVLabs we utilize the data and lessons learned from the NVBOTS ecosystem in order to create the next generation of intelligent manufacturing systems.

These advantages, coupled with our established NVPro platform, position NVBOTS to revolutionize the additive manufacturing industry.

NVBOTS solves the toughest problems in 3D printing with education, innovation and commercialization.

Executive Team

AJ Perez, Chairman and Founder

AJ is Chairman and President of NVBOTS® and leads business activities at NVLabs. He is an expert in manufacturing process automation and additive manufacturing, and has taught graduate-level courses in 3D printing at MIT. AJ is an innovator with patents in a variety of areas including robotics, additive manufacturing, and instrument design. He received the Lemelon-MIT prize and Jerome Lemelson fellowship in recognition of his inventions, and has been named a Boston Globe Hive “25 under 25”. He holds a Masters in Advanced Manufacturing and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Chris Haid, General Manager and Founder

Chris serves as the General Manager at NVBOTS®. He is an MIT graduate, holding a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Chris has years of experience with robotic design, fabrication experience, and additive manufacturing. He has served as a supervisor and researcher at MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Lab where he performed material research with the In-Core Experiment group, neutron transmutation doping of silicon wafers, and general reactor operations. In 2015, he was recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Manufacturing. Chris volunteers his time with the Citizen Schools program in Boston to help close the achievement gap in his community.

Edward Brady, Director of Finance

Ed leads finance for NVBOTS®. He has years of experience in both design and manufacturing at Toyota. Ed holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

Board of Directors

Jason Norris

Jason Norris is the Managing Director for The Bernstein Companies where he built a $100MM+ group focused in the tax credit sector. He is co-founder of Elektrofi which is a startup out of MIT based around biomedical nanotechnologies. Before joining the board, Jason was the lead investor for NVBOTS®. He received his MBA from MIT.

Carey Chen

Carey Chen is the CEO and board vice chair of Cincinnati Incorporated manufacturer of large scale industrial equipment including press brakes, shears, lasers, powder metal machines, and additive manufacturing systems (BAAM & SAAM). He has previously worked as General Manager – Light Industrial Systems, CFO, & CIO of Hypertherm, Inc., and VP of finance of Wiremold | Legrand. Carey serves as board director and treasurer of the American Welding Society.