There are plenty of well-known advantages to additive manufacturing, regardless the industry of discussion: lighter weight, reduced part count, improved performance, more intricate new structures.

But perhaps there is an underdog worthy of a top spot on the list: the ability to manufacture using new, advanced materials.

SME’s contributing editor Kip Hanson recently highlighted the “universe of advanced materials now available to AM adopters – many of which are difficult to work with via traditional manufacturing methods – and it becomes increasingly obvious that AM might literally take us where no one has gone before.”

Join us for this presentation as we welcome Dr. Youping Gao,  founder and president of AM research and development firm Castheon. After more than 20 years at Aerojet Rocketdyne, Dr. Gao is now focusing his efforts on the fundamentals of metal powder bed fusion, the use of heat-resistant superalloys (HRSAs) and a special group of elements known as refractory metals. During the session, Dr. Gao will explain how the use of a laser-based powder bed fusion manufacturing process, specifically the GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machine, enhances the metallurgical properties of refractory metals, allowing them to perform in environments once considered off limits. Dr. Gao and his team are using additive to take the world to new heights – where no one has

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There are plenty of well-known advantages to additive manufacturing, regardless the industry of discussion: lighter weight, reduced part count, improved performance, more intricate new structures.

Begins:
Wednesday - December 01, 2021
Ends:
Wednesday - December 01, 2021
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