Metal Additive Manufacturing: Spring 2024 Featured Articles

The Spring 2024 issue of Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine is out now! This issue includes the following deep-dive articles:

Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling

Sustainability has risen to the top of the global manufacturing agenda. Whilst metal AM has long been considered a green technology because of its net-shape capabilities, it is far from being a process absent of environmental impact.

Here, Martin McMahon explores how global efforts are being made to improve this through the use of more sustainable metal powders, combined with a greater focus on powder reuse and recycling. Inextricably linked to this are, of course, economic gains and, in terms of supply chain, national security benefits.

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Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM

UK-based Wayland Additive is convinced that, when it comes to metal Additive Manufacturing, Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) has a bright future ahead. Whilst laser-based PBF is the most widely commercialised AM technology, it has inherent limitations that electron beam-based innovations such as Wayland’s NeuBeam process promise to overcome.

Rachel Park reports on how the technology could open up the AM market by enabling users of the Calibur3 machine to rapidly develop and commercialise a wider range of industrial materials.

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An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM

For Additive Manufacturing to mature as an industrial production process, believe Tommaso Tamarozzi (Oqton) and Juan Carlos Flores (Baker Hughes), it needs to be faster, simpler, and more reliable. This article reports on a step toward this goal through the development of an end-to-end AM workflow for the serial production of a Variable Resistance Trim (VRT) component.

Built on a fully digital framework, it includes simulation, real-time process monitoring, anomaly analysis, and data preparation automation, thus laying the foundation for an AM workflow that delivers consistent quality and the documentation necessary for certification.

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