3Din30 Episode 12: We’re Not Just Blowing Smoke

by | October 27, 2021 | Interviews

When it comes to metal additive manufacturing (AM), the development, management, and monitoring of gas flow sounds simple, but it can be one of the most critical elements in achieving high quality parts.

For high performance metal parts, quality is critical. In fact, if you’ve been watching our previous 3Din30 sessions, you know that quality is a hot topic for metal AM adoption.

Laser Power Bed Fusion, the type of metal AM process that Velo3D uses, is a new manufacturing technology for many engineers. And so, we realize that it’s important for engineers to become familiar with this process to build (and achieve) their innovations without compromise.

With all of that as the backdrop, our latest episode of 3Din30 saw us chat with Velo3D’s Dr. Zach Murphree and Dr. Gregory Brown for their expert insights on the subject of gas glow, including some never-before revealed secrets about Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology.

The episode also covered how multi-laser and high-power laser processing introduces new opportunities and challenges for engineers that want to bring their most innovative designs to life. We even spent some time chatting about what potential breakthroughs could drive metal AM to become a source for higher volume production.


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Velo3D is excited to continue our 3Din30 series. In addition to chatting with industry experts and leaders, these sessions are the perfect opportunity for attendees to interact live with our guests and ask questions about metal additive manufacturing.

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Amir Iliaifar

Director of Content

Amir Iliaifar is the Director of Content at Velo3D where he oversees the production and distribution of Velo3D’s global digital content marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Amir worked for a leading professional drone manufacturer, several SaaS companies, and as an automotive tech journalist. He holds a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.