H.C. Starck Solutions was a recent a sponsor at the TIPE 3D Printing Virtual Conference powered by Women in 3D Printing January 27-28, 2021. Women in 3D Printing is an organization that supports and inspires women in additive manufacturing, with a mission to close the gender gap in the field. Through memberships, host events, job boards, and a dedicated magazine, they endeavour to increase the visibility of female leaders in the additive manufacturing industry and encourage newcomers to use 3D printing technologies.

About TIPE 3D Printing

With a focus on case studies, additive manufacturing user applications, visionary talks on the future, and people shaping the industry, TIPE 3D Printing curates an inspirational all-female agenda of speakers and panelists. Long-lasting connections and networking opportunities are emphasized throughout this human-centred event, which welcomes all members of the additive manufacturing community and related fields. The conference had an inspirational all-female agenda of speakers and panelists highlighting the latest work in additive manufacturing technology, the industry, the people, and the global economy.

Our very own additive manufacturing R&D Engineer, Faith Oehlerking, was a speaker in the “Material Innovations” session of the Technology Track on January 28. This presentation, “Optimizing Refractory Metals for Additive Manufacturing” highlights H.C. Starck Solutions’ materials, methods, markets, and recent research developments within the additive manufacturing space.

Faith currently works in the Coldwater, MI facility, focusing on developing the company’s refractory metal AM powders for the laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) additive manufacturing technology.  Previous to H.C. Starck Solutions, Faith was a product development engineer for Formetrix Metals, a metal 3D printing start-up developing L-PBF materials for the tool and die industry. Faith received her B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.