by Martin Majoor, Linde Gas Benelux
As the right gas mixtures are essential for meeting quality expectations in 3D prints, the new Linde Global Development Centre in Unterschleissheim, near Munich, Germany, is looking at ways to optimise the various layering processes.
The additive manufacturing research team is focusing its efforts on the effects that different atmospheric gases and gas mixtures have on the different metal powders used in additive manufacturing.
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