Additive manufacturing and industrial gases


With Industry 4.0 now firmly in place, transformative technologies are continuing to reshape the way industrial processes work and manufacturing is no exception.

Already used across industries as varied as space exploration, dentistry, and industrial gases, additive manufacturing (AM) is driving high value complex parts production against an increasingly digital manufacturing landscape.

An inert gas seeps slowly into an enclosed chamber containing a build platform coated with a thin layer of metal powder. The sealed chamber is heated to a temperature just below the powder’s melting point and a fibre optic laser begins firing upon the material.

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