Bob Henderson, Director of Additive Manufacturing Operations, Linear AMS
The roadmap to success usually starts with selecting the additive printer you are going to purchase. But this is only the beginning. It is important not to forget the steps on the road before “hitting the green start button” on the machine: powder management, support structure development, data management, build plate design, environmental health & safety and facility needs. Furthermore, after the part comes out of the additive machine and the machine salesman says, “voila!” you will find that there are many post-processes to manage i.e. build verification, stress relief, HIP, heat treat, EDM, finish machining and surface treatment. In this presentation, we will elaborate on each of these mile markers along the road to success.