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July 2016 Newsletter
Success in our recent ISO 9001 audit required us to demonstrate that we work to a well-defined set of standards. Reaching this highly regarded standard is recognition of our ability to ensure necessary processes are in place. While demonstrating compliance is demanding this enables us to work with a defined, reproducible approach and provide a consistent service. Recent interactions with the growing additive manufacturing (AM) community reminded me that in many industries work is still in progress to define the standards and specifications that will ensure good performance. As the AM industry continues to evolve there is growing appreciation that the properties of the raw materials used are crucial in defining both process efficiency and the quality of the finished product. The FT4 Powder Rheometer® is helping those at the forefront of the industry to understand powder behaviour and implement the necessary specifications. By continuously reaching these high standards, we're able to help powder processors across a range of sectors, including AM, establish their own standards, ensuring efficient performance and high quality products throughout their applications.
We are delighted to announce that Freeman Technology has entered into an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Lenterra, a company that specialises in the provision of optical technology for inline real-time flow measurement. Lenterra’s process analytical technology complements our existing solutions for industrial powder testing, providing extended opportunities for process monitoring and control. To learn more about Lenterra systems go to www.freemantech.co.uk/_lenterra/ or contact us here.
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Dana Green and Julia Lown who both recently celebrated 10 years’ of service with Freeman Technology. Many of our customers will be familiar with Dana who provides support to all new and existing customers, whereas Julia works behind the scenes as a key member of our production team. Dana and Julia have seen many changes in our industry over the years but their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm remain an important part of our continued success.
Looking forward to upcoming conferences…
The University of Nottingham is world-renowned for its AM research, so we are looking forward to lively debate at the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing International Conference which takes place there on the 12th-14th July 2016. Drop by and see us at stand EH19 or find out more about the event here: www.am-conference.com
We are also preparing for our first visit to the Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Conference & Expo which takes place on August 3rd in North Carolina. With powder recycling a hot topic in the AM industry, we’re pleased to be presenting our poster on “Enhancing the use and re-use of metal powders for additive manufacturing.” The re-use of metal powders is critical for the economics and sustainability of the industry, and it is an area where the capabilities of the FT4 Powder Rheometer are proving extremely helpful. To find out more visit www.asme.org/events/am3d-conference
...And reflecting on a successful AM Technology Day
In May, Jamie Clayton presented at an AM Technology Day, jointly hosted by Freeman Technology, LPW Technology, and Malvern Instruments. The event included presentations by expert speakers including Dr Jason Dawes from the Manufacturing Technology Centre. A key focus for the day was the high degree of consistency required in feedstocks to guarantee the quality of AM products and the analytical techniques that could be applied to ensure success. To request a copy of our application note ‘Applications of the FT4 in Additive Manufacturing’ please click here.