3Din30 Episode 13: Trick or Heat Treat

November 11, 2021

For high performance metal parts, heat treatments can be critical to achieving the right material properties. The problem, however, is that heat treatments are often challenging processes, so it’s incumbent on us to make those processes as painless as possible—and we don’t just mean when it comes to getting parts heat treated; but the process of getting new standards established, too.

Perhaps the most challenging thing about heat treatments is that many of the historical standards were developed by large aerospace companies over many years and at significant expense. While they are certainly tried and tested, they are also old and in need of updating.

Of course, with additive manufacturing, we now have a new way to make parts. And to take advantage of that, we need new standards. But AM is not the only technology that is evolving. Thankfully, heat treatment technologies are also changing. The question then becomes: How can we make new parts and achieve better, or more targeted material properties, with these new technologies? And perhaps more importantly, how do we get companies to use it – how does this get us to better parts in production?

To learn the answers to those questions and more, be sure to watch Episode 13 of our 3Din30 series, which covers Next Generation Heat Treatments for Metal AM.

Join Phil Harris, Marketing Manager & Derek Denlinger, Lead Metallurgical Engineer at Paulo as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of cutting-edge heat treatments.

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About the Author

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.