Webinar: What’s Your Additive Manufacturing Strategy? Spotlight on Aluminum 3D Printing
Aluminum is a widely used material for applications requiring fatigue resistance and lightweighting. Aluminum parts printed through additive manufacturing (AM) have proven to be a cost-effective and efficient manufacturing strategy when your design and application is right.
This webinar will cover the benefits and challenges of AM aluminum and highlight the industries adopting this material as a go-to manufacturing option for production parts. Also learn about advancements in additive machines that are enabling the production of large parts using aluminum AM.
Field Applications Engineer
Thomas Davis is a field applications engineer with seven years of experience in additive manufacturing and 25+ years in the broader manufacturing industry as a whole. He specializes in stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, multi-jet fusion and PolyJet technologies. Thomas regularly consults with product-development professionals, providing guidance on design and manufacturability. He graduated from High Point University and is currently working for Protolabs, a rapid manufacturing company specializing in custom prototypes and low-volume production parts.
Advanced Lead Process Engineer
Martin is an advanced lead process engineer in the Process and Application Development team, responsible for the development of aluminum alloy parameters for manufacturing. He is leading the A205 parameter development program on the M2 Series 5. Before joining GE, Martin worked as a research assistant at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, which is where he developed an interest in additive materials. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, characterizing the microstructure and mechanical properties of conventional as well as additive manufactured nickel-based superalloys.
Benjamin Schmitt is a process engineer in the Process and Application Development team, responsible for development of alloy parameters on X Line 2000R. He is currently leading the AlSi10Mg parameter development program on X Line 2000R.
Before joining GE, Benjamin graduated from the University of Bayreuth in Germany with a diploma in materials science. His interest in additive developed working with Binder Jetting technology at Fraunhofer and his thesis project cooperating with Concept Laser.