3D Printing/Additive manufacturing

The Smart Factory Podcast

Posted on 23 Nov 2017 by Nick Peters

Throughout the 2017 Leaders Conference and Smart Factory Expo, The Manufacturer ran a global streaming radio service, offering interviews, comment and analysis from its conference studio in Liverpool.

On this page are some of the interview highlights for your pleasure and interest. All inter…

Additive manufacturing: the next layer

A lightweight aluminium structure with a triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) lattice - image courtesy of CFAM.
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Nick Peters
Additive manufacturing has gone beyond being a revolutionary process and is now firmly in the mainstream. Which begs the question, what does the future hold and where are the gains to be made for manufacturers who have still to embrace the technology?

Holistic approach to additive manufacturing

Gas is important for AM, from powder production through the build-up process to post-manufacturing processing - image courtesy of Linde
Additive manufacturing (AM) components must withstand a high level of pressure. Pierre Foret, head of AM at Linde Group explains, why only a few companies worldwide have the capacity to control every step in the AM value chain from powder production to cleaning.