Praxair announces TruForm AMbition Grant to support additive manufacturing in North American universities

Praxis—a leading industrial gasses company in North and South America and one of the largest globally—has announced the TruForm AMbition Grant to support additive manufacturing (AM) in select North American universities.

The grants are to be provided through the company’s surface coatings business—Praxair Surface Technologies (PST). PST manufactures TruForm cobalt-, copper-, iron-, nickel- and titanium-based alloy powders as well as associated industrial gases for the AM industry. Furthermore, its facility in Indianapolis incorporates an AM lab, housing a number of AM machines.  

The successful grant applicants can expect to receive:

  • engineering and material assistance from PST;
  • material testing support and consultation from Praxair; and
  • TruForm powder/s.

The TruForm AMbition Grant application form can be accessed here. Applicants are required to share details of one of their AM projects.

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2017, and winners will be notified by February 28, 2018.

‘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, vice president (VP) of advanced materials and equipment at PST. ‘By offering our materials and other resources, we hope to support this exciting technology.’

Andy Shives, business manager for AM at PST, added: ‘Each day, more and more universities are incorporating metal additive manufacturing courses into their curricula. 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.’

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