James Hubbard joined ATDM in January 2021 as the Curriculum Developer for the Additive Manufacturing Program before moving into an instructional role for its kickoff. James brings a background in advanced manufacturing and mechanical engineering to one of the most rapidly expanding fields in the manufacturing sector. Prior to studying at Virginia Tech, he obtained his A.A.S. in Integrated Machining Technology and worked as both a machinist and CNC programmer at a custom, small-batch supplier. Additionally, James has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech where he has extensive research and project experience in mechanical behavior of materials; design for manufacture, stress, and failure analysis; and advanced geometric mathematics skills. Using the combination of manufacturing and mechanical skill sets, James has worked on multiple engineering projects at Volvo Group, Mack World Headquarters, and the Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety.