Support structures are common requirements for additively manufactured parts to provide a foundation for overhanging features to be deposited. However, some powder bed processes do not require supports. In this 15-minute lesson originally prepared for the 2021 ASME AM Tech Forum, Director of Engineering Greg Paulsen discusses why some AM processes do not require supports and what that can mean for your 3D printed designs, costs, and production output. Greg will focus on two core technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion and selective laser sintering.
Greg Paulsen, Applications Engineering at Xometry
Greg Paulsen leads the Applications Engineering Team at Xometry, working directly with customers on unique projects and sharing the capabilities of Xometry's digital manufacturing platform. He’s an expert in all things manufacturing, from 3D printing to CNC machining, to injection molding and beyond. He is passionate about helping Xometry customers design for manufacturing and get the most out of their projects.