AM Americas Exhibitor Spotlight Series: Verder Scientific

AM Shows and Disruptive Magazine have decided to join forces in the lead up to Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017 and bring you the Exhibitor Spotlight series. This is an opportunity for exhibitors to fill you in on the products and services they intend to showcase at the event as well as share their views on the future of industrial 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM). If you like what you read, all the more reason to come meet them on December 6-8, in Pasadena, USA.

Name and job title: Michael Hager, Carbolite-Gero business unit manager
Address: 11 Penns Trail, Suite 300, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940, USA
Phone number: +1 267 757 0351
Website: www.verder-scientific.com Email: info-us@verder-scientific.com
Company description: Verder Scientific, comprising the Retsch, Carbolite Gero and ELTRA brands, sets the standard in high-tech scientific equipment serving research institutions, analytical laboratories and manufacturing companies for decades.

What products and/or services will you be showcasing at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017?
We manufacture laboratory equipment for quality control for 3D printing/AM processes. This includes equipment for: sieving, partial distribution analysis, sintering, debinding, elemental analysis, milling, grinding, etc. 

What influenced your decision to exhibit at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017?
We are looking to become more prominent in the 3D printing/AM market.

What do you consider to be the key potential for OEMs adopting or optimizing the use of 3D printing/AM and advanced design and manufacturing technologies, and how is your company positioning itself to realize this potential
Part quality control and classification is a key hurdle for metals 3D printing/AM. For example, how do you certify a part ready or certify a flight critical component? That is where we fit in. By analysing the feedstock, the finished product and performing precise heat treatment, we can assure similar properties on all parts.

What in your opinion will be the next big advance for 3D printing/AM?
Increased throughput.

If you could say one thing to convince OEMs to embrace 3D printing/AM and the ecosystem of allied technologies, what would it be?
Flexibility of design and speed of prototyping.