In free webinars, Dr. Natalie Rudolph chats with experts from both academia and industry about their work and research with Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies to answer some of the pressing questions we received from our viewers of the Basics series. They answer those questions and share important insights and knowledge.
The Additive Manufacturing technology Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) is the most used technology due to the potential use of metal and polymer materials. Furthermore, the use of powder feedstock delivers on the promises of design freedom and absolute flexibility to produce individual parts.
In response to our Basics AM video series (click here to watch), we received many questions about the differences between metal and polymer AM. For that reason, Dr. Natalie Rudolph interviews one of the leading experts on both processes, Prof. Dr. Katrin Wudy from the Professorship of Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing at the Technical University Munich. Prof. Wudy will answer the viewers’ questions such as:
- Differences and common features in metal and polymer powder bed fusion, handling and some machine specifics
- Powder feedstock availability for additive manufacturing applications
- Powder consumption for the part production in the additive manufacturing process
- Market insights: Size, growth rate, manufacturers of printers, average marketing prices and standardization
- Typical characterization methods to understand the material behavior
Dr. Natalie Rudolph welcomes Professor Dr. Katrin Wudy from the Technical University of Munich to answer your specific questions.
Professor Wudy (https://www.mw.tum.de/lbam/home/) is a specialist in laser based additive manufacturing and one of the only experts in the world who works and studies both metal as well as polymer powder bed fusion processes.
Prof. Wudy studied plastics and rubber engineering at the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt and finished her PhD at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in the field of powder and beam based additive manufacturing in 2017. From 2015 to 2019, Prof. Wudy headed the "Additive Manufacturing" working group at the Institute of Polymer Technology and was Managing Director of the CRC 814 "Additive Manufacturing" at the FAU. In 2019, Prof. Wudy was appointed as Assistant Professor for laser-based Additive Manufacturing at the TUM.