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How a 90 Year Old Company Turned to Metal 3D Printing to Accelerate Its Business Solutions, Resulting in Radical New Designs, Reduction of Emissions and Dramatic Cost Savings

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True innovation can often come from the places you least expect. For more than 90 years, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion has built emissions control and clean air combustion systems for a wide variety of energy, petrochemical and manufacturing customers. A globally recognized leader in this space, John Zink, a part of Koch Industries, realized 21st century emissions problems require 21st century solutions. To help customers meet rigorous environmental and efficiency standards, John Zink invested in metal 3D printing technologies to create parts that are engineered-to-order and optimized for each customer’s specific application. In this presentation, John Zink joins Desktop Metal to reveal applications and early results from metal 3D printing for both prototyping and mid-volume production. Hear how additive manufacturing technology allowed for the quick turnaround of aftermarket replacement parts; the ability to test different iterations of prototype designs faster; the elimination for the need for casting tooling; as well as provided the freedom to create part designs that simply could not be manufactured by traditional methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current metal 3D printing technology landscape
  • understand the early applications of metal 3D printing in several industry sectors
  • Understand the key benefits of metal 3D printing for prototyping, manufacturing, and MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) applications
  • Jason Harjo
    Design Manager
    John Zink Hamworthy Combustion
  • Jonah Myerberg
    Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder
    Desktop Metal