Praxair Announces TruForm AMbition Grant Supporting Additive Manufacturing for Universities in North America

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Grant Supporting Additive Manufacturing

DANBURY, Conn., November 2, 2017 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced that it will be offering a limited number of in-kind grants to select North American universities through its surface technologies business. The grant 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.

The grants will provide PST’s TruFormTM metal powder, which is designed specifically 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.”

The grant application form can be found at www.praxairsurfacetechnologies.com/truform-ambition-application along with more details related to the TruFormTM AMbition Grant. Grant applications will be accepted through December 31, 2017, and winners will be notified by February 28, 2018.

“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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Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as metal 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print' parts from metal powder.

The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 33 countries, with around 4,000 employees worldwide. Around 2,600 people are employed within the UK where the company carries out the majority of its research and development and its manufacturing.