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X marks the spot - find ideal process parameters for your metal AM parts

Summary- X marks the spot - find the ideal process parameters for your metal AM parts

Marc Saunders, Director of AM Applications at Renishaw, explains how to find the ideal process parameters for your metal additive manufactured (AM) parts. This article looks at the factors that drive the selection of Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) processing parameters, and how these define an ‘operating window' in which we must work. We will also look at the sensitivity of the process to changes in part geometry that may drive us towards application-specific parameter choices.

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About the author - Director of AM Applications

Marc Saunders - Director of Global Solutions Centres

Marc Saunders has over 25 years' experience in high tech manufacturing. In previous positions at Renishaw, he played a key role in developing the company award-winning RAMTIC automated machining platform, and has also delivered turnkey metrology solutions to customers in the aerospace sector.

Marc manages a global network of Solutions Centres for metal additive manufacturing (AM), enabling customers who are considering deploying AM as a production process to gain hands-on experience with the technology before committing to a new facility.

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