3Din30 Episode 16: How It’s Made – Impellers

by | Feb 1, 2022

Turbomachinery (specifically impellers) is quickly becoming the “killer app” in the metal additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

With engineers in aerospace and terrestrial energy generation all looking to AM for faster lead times on parts and new innovations like super-critical CO2, it’s no wonder turbomachinery has become a key driver of metal AM adoption for many forward-thinking companies.

But if you’re unfamiliar with turbomachinery, or you just need a refresher on the subject, you’re not alone. There are equal parts complexity and opportunity surrounding this technology, and with that comes a lot of important questions regarding turbomachinery and AM.  

For example, how do you optimize these components? What are the manufacturing limits?

And what does AM offer today, and what will it enable tomorrow?

That’s the topic of our latest LinkedIn and YouTube live series, 3Din30.

In this episode, we dive into the definition of turbomachinery, explore how companies are using it effectively, and discuss how to optimize the technology, including how to best manufacture it.

To help us discuss the topic in detail, we welcomed Ryan Lussier, Product Manager, CAM Software, and Jonathan Bicknell, Interim VP of Engineering, Associate Director of Product, from Concepts NREC for their expertise on turbomachinery.

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About the Author

Amir Iliaifar

Sr. Content Marketing Manager

Amir Iliaifar is the Sr. Content Marketing Manager 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.