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Additive manufacturing has revolutionised the way things are made. It has opened up new and exciting possibilities for designers, customers and industry alike. At a low cost and in a short timeframe, even complex geometries can be built. It allows extensive customisation, manufacturing flexibility, and on-demand delivery, and has in some fields long advanced from mere prototyping to mass production.
Linde – the leading gas supplier for additive manufacturing
As in all manufacturing processes, the quality of the end product greatly depends on the properties of the base material and the precision of the machinery. Process gases thus play a vital role in additive manufacturing and are involved in every step of the AM fabrication chain – from metal powder production to surface finishing. Thanks to Linde’s gas and metallurgy expertise, we have been the partner of choice since the earliest developments of the additive manufacturing industry when it comes to finding the right supplier of world-class industrial and specialty gases as well as gas supply solutions.
360° additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing doesn't start or end on the powder bed. Before and after you fuse metal powder into whatever shape you desire, several independent procedures make sure that your workpieces come out as strong and consistent as you need them to be.
Linde Global Development Centre for Additive Manufacturing
Linde is known as the leading gas and application provider for all additive manufacturing processes. But our objectives go way beyond that. Linde's products and know-how enable state-of-the-art production of durable high-end products. Yet with our drive for development, Linde engineers are constantly pushing the limits of technology and innovation. Linde is at the forefront of research and development, working together with industrial users, powder producers, equipment manufacturers and research institutes to improve industrial AM solutions for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries among others.
The Linde AM innovation ADDvance® – redefining what’s possible
Linde AM customer support – ready to help you get ahead
We want to make sure that all of your visions can be translated into reality. No matter how complex your designs or how strict your quality standards, Linde's customer support can accompany you on the journey from first idea or draft to finished product.
With a broad range of services, Linde and its engineers are committed to efficiency, effectiveness and optimum solutions. Working closely with our clients, our technology centres for additive manufacturing use cutting-edge technologies to surmount any challenge you may face and to deliver the tailored solution you need for your operations.
Please contact us for personal consulting about our high-quality gases for additive manufacturing:
To ensure pure granulate material, the proper atmosphere for atomisation of metal into metal powder is crucial. A great print requires great base material – which is why our know-how in gases is the perfect foundation for powder metallurgy and keeping the powder unchanged during transport and storage before usage.
Heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing
Heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing consolidate the internal structure of printed products. A pure and uniform atmosphere is needed to avoid unwanted particulate absorption. Linde Gas application technologies improve annealing and hot isostatic pressing of workpieces, for high-density results with no internal stress.
Your perfect finish requires high-end surface cleaning. Our ADDvance® Cryoclean process uses dry ice to blast powder residues and other unwanted substances from your workpieces the gentle, efficient, and eco-friendly way, and without costly cleaning-related downtimes. It's how a great AM product becomes perfect.