Praxair supports additive manufacturing market with TruformTM Ambition Grant

Praxair will offer a limited number of in-kind grants in some North American universities to support additive manufacturing technology.

The recipients will receive material and engineering assistance to support metal additive manufacturing courses and projects from Praxair Surface Technologies (PST). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process that uses design data to create 3D objects by building up layers of material.

In what the grant does it consist?

The grant will provide PST’s TruFormTM metal powder, intended for additive manufacturing applications. Material testing and consultation from Praxair’s team will also be provided.

As a leading supplier of metal powder for additive manufacturing, we want to invest more in technology development to help grow the next generation of engineers, said Dean Hackett, PST vice president of Advanced Materials & Equipment. “By offering our materials and other resources, we hope to support this exciting technology.”

How to benefit from the grant?

Universities need to fill out an application form first and selected recipients will be notified by February 28, 2018.

Notice is to be made that Grant applications will be accepted until December 31, 2017.

“Each day, more and more universities are incorporating metal additive manufacturing courses into their curricula,” said Andy Shives, business manager for Additive Manufacturing at PST. “We want to support growth in additive manufacturing projects within the academic community and believe that these grants will provide many new opportunities for students and teachers alike.”

Praxair Surface Technologies currently supplies cobalt, copper, iron, nickel and titanium based alloys and also offers the associated industrial gases to the additive manufacturing industry. The business’ Indianapolis location also operates multiple additive machines in its Additive Manufacturing Lab.

 

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