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TechTalk - Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing (AM)

3d printed turbine

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is an technological advancement in manufacturing that uses CAD software or 3D object scanners to mechanically deposit layers of material in precise geometric shapes to create an object. This simple, yet complicated process enables the production of lighter, stronger part and systems for industry applications such as aerospace, medical, and automotive.

In this TechTalk webinar presented by Swagelok's senior material scientist, Dr. Bob Bianco, on Tuesday, June 15th at 11 am, you will learn about the benefits and limitations of additive manufacturing along with products and services where Swagelok can help.

A short Q&A will available the end of this 30-minute webinar.

Below is a short summary of topics that will be addressed during the webinar.

TechTalk Topics

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

Industry and Swagelok Applications

  • Fixtures and holders
  • Bumpers
  • Fuel injectors
  • Steam traced ball valve
  • Flange adapter
  • Weld collet
  • UHP manifolds

Design for Additive Manufacturing

  • PBF design factors

    Inspection and Quality Control

    • Typical defects
    • PBF design factors
    • Quality, inspection, and NDT

    Supply Chain and Process Flow

    •  Quality and inspection, finishing, lab, and customer tests

    Emerging Technologies

    • Metal FDM – desktop metals
    • Metal binder jet printing – HP
    • Build software / laser control


    What: Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing
    When: Tuesday, June 15th @ 11 am
    Cost for attendance: FREE
    Length: 30 minutes plus Q&A

    Learn about the fascinating topic of additive manufacturing — the benefits, limitations, and limitless capabilities along with Swagelok products most suited for this fast growing industry.

    This event  has already occurred, but you can view the recording below.