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Additive Manufacturing - Powder Considerations Rapid Fire

GE Additive Tech Center | Wednesday, June 13 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Eric Bono, Commercial Lead, Additive Manufacturing, Carpenter Technology 
Scott DeFelice, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Performance Materials
Frederic Marion, Ph.D., Customer Experience & Material Expertise Director, AP&C



    While all attendees will benefit from this session, the check marks indicate the skill level and roles that this session targets.
    Beginner  |   Intermediate  |   Advanced

  √ Manufacturing
√ Product Management
 √ Purchasing
 √ Quality Control
 √ Regulatory/Clinical Affairs
√ Supply Chain Management


This one-hour-long rapid fire allows each speaker 15 minutes of presentation time, followed by 15 minutes of group Q&A. Rapid fire subjects are:

Understanding the Cost Drivers of Metal Powders
The true costs associated with the additive manufacturing processes are often not well understood. In order to fully grasph the actual manufacturing costs, and therefore the economic viability of AM, each aspect of the entire AM chain needs to be well understood and controlled. This presentation, led by Eric Bono, Commercial Lead of AM for Carpenter Technology, aims to uncover the costs and main cost controls surrounding the metal powders used in AM.

Why Your Powder Quality is Important
Creating stronger, more reliable parts begins with the right source material. The way a powder is produced has a significant effect on material characteristics and overall finished part quality. For optimum results in your additive manufacturing system, there are certain key attributes to look for when choosing the right powder for your process. This session, led by Frederic Marion, Customer Experience & Material Expertise Director for AP&C, will focus on Ti-6Al-4V and will explain the key characteristics, quality controls and material properties available in powders and what your options are for customization to ensure the best possible powder for your business.

Practical Implementation of PEKK Additively Manufactured Orthopaedic Devices
Scott DeFelice will share how much of the discussion surrounding implementation of additive manufacturing has been more machine focused and less focused on the material and process system, resulting in new structures that then needed to be considered for applications and validated for incorporation into new products. He will provide a practical, holistic framework for the implementation of AM and real life commercial implementations.

Attendee Takeaways

  1. Guidance on evaluating the right materials for the application, and factors to consider when choosing a powder
  2. Identification and benefits of typical alloys used in orthopaedic applications
  3. Understand the true costs associated with additive manufacturing



Bono 200x200Eric Bono is the Commercial Lead in Additive Manufacturing for Carpenter Technology. He has over 25 years of powder metallurgy experience, covering the manufacturing of powder through making finished components. He has focused mainly on the atomization of Titanium powder for the last 15 years, as well as various near-net shape processes including additive manufacturing, hot isostatic pressing and metal injection molding. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marion1 200x200Frédéric Marion is the Customer Experience & Material Expertise Director for AP&C and has worked in the field of spherical powders since 2005, particularly in mass production by plasma atomization. He joined AP&C in 2010 and was at the forefront of powder development, technology improvement and capacity growth at AP&C. He also leads the AP&C product qualification with major aerospace and biomedical players. The Customer Experience & Material Expertise department at AP&C was created to share knowledge acquired over the last 10+ years of mass production of titanium powders for the aerospace and biomedical industries. Dr. Marion and his team guide AP&C customers toward the best powder for their needs and assist in all powder-related issues: specification design, handling, transportation, blending, quality assurance, etc. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University.

DeFelice2 200x200Scott DeFelice is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). Prior to founding OPM in 2000, Mr. DeFelice was Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Oxford Polymers (a compounder of engineered thermoplastics), where he led the firm’s innovation, strategy and business development activities. Mr. DeFelice has grown OPM to become a leader in 3D printing and high-performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™). In addition to OPM, Mr. DeFelice serves on the Sustainability Committee of America Makes - the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s of Science from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.


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