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NIOM adds some fresh blood to its resources within mechanical engineering with Mr. Dimitri Alkarra. 
Mr. Alkarra is a mechanical engineer that previously held the literal title as Technical Guru at Halmstad University’s “fab lab.” A fab lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication and is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that provide users the possibility to create almost anything.
 
This trend of emerging, new technologies is now a defining trait within the field of dental materials. Digital production methods such as milling and 3D-printing are already a mainstay within the dental industry. Dimitri will work closely with NIOM’s Chief Engineer in designing, supervising and maintaining all machinery at the institute as well as assisting in the workshop. The institute now has two technical gurus, and Dimitri is especially excited to further the institute’s competence in terms of digital production and machine technology.