If we want additive manufacturing to become more cost effective, one key enabler will be to open up the market for material supply to AM. For quality and process stability reasons, many suppliers of AM machines try to organize the material supply for their machines by sourcing the materials and distributing them to the machine users.
For powder bed AM machines however, supply of suited powders is broadly available on the market at more cost effective prices.
This lecture shows that it is possible to get powders of suppliers of your choice validated on your machine: it will give you a guide on how to come to correct printing parameters for a new metal powder material.
About Stijn Lambrechts
As a specialist in business development & innovation Stijn helps companies with their innovations using additive manufacturing. This ranges from creating specific designs and selecting or developing specific production technologies and materials, to determining process parameters and manufacturing the first piece or small series.
Stijn has always had a passion for technology and its application in the industry. He has a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering, obtained from the KU Leuven, and a Master’s in General Management, obtained from the Vlerick School of Management.
Before joining Sirris, Stijn was a business developer of technological products in technological applications, such as welding consumables for hardfacing and filtration solutions.
Sirris is the collective centre for and by the technological industry. It offers Belgian companies three key assets to help them remain innovative: years of experience and comprehensive expertise in a wide range of industries, high-tech testing infrastructure spread across the country and an extensive network of partners. This way Sirris helps large and smaller players in Belgian industry make the right technological choices, rapidly turn innovations into marketable products and services and achieve sustainable economic growth.
In working with our experts, you will tap their knowledge and experience, while using our high-tech infrastructure, to explore the full range of possibilities offered by new technologies.