Webinar - The Next Generation Additive Manufacturing of Complex Shrouded Turbine Wheels for Energy Applications
Industry is seeing a rise in Additive Manufacturing (AM) for a variety of applications in recent years. Development of new printing technologies is enabling materials to be used and geometries to be manufactured that were not possible or simply cost prohibitive using conventional manufacturing techniques.

Alongside those complex geometries and new materials comes a list of requirements to deliver a component ready for application. Contrary to popular belief AM (AKA 3D printing) is far from a one step process.

Watch our webinar to hear from experts Andrew Carter, Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Stratasys Direct and Chad Robertson, Senior Engineer at Hanwha as they discuss:

  • The contrast between current and next generation additive machines
  • How the new systems are opening the process to new complex geometries
  • Specifically, how the new systems process enabled the manufacturing of a radial turbine wheel for a supercritical C02 power generation application prototype test

Additionally, they will take a deep dive in comparing the relative effort, time, and monetary allocation along the total manufacturing process necessary to leverage 3D printing to enable the fabrication of the complex shrouded turbine wheel.

About the Speakers:
Andrew Carter serves as a Process and Manufacturing Engineer for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, Inc. which collaborates with strategic accounts to evaluate and leverage the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies and advanced solutions. In this role he supports the Additive Metals Department and has established Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s resources for metallographic evaluation. Andrew has six years of manufacturing experience, four of which were in the 3D printing industry. Previously he worked as a CNC Operator and Research Assistant. Andrew holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University.

Chad Robertson is a Senior Engineer at Hanwha Power Systems and is currently located in Houston, TX. Mr. Robertson holds a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas. His engineering background includes design and analysis on a variety of industrial equipment such as gearboxes, compressors, and turbines. Prior to joining Hanwha worked for Lufkin Industries part of GE Oil and Gas.

This webinar is sponsored by Stratasys Direct. To watch, please complete the form on this page.