Helping Design Engineers to leverage the full potential of AM
I’m Galina Ermakova, located in Bonn, Germany and I’m part of our global AM expert team. As GPC Engineer for Additive Manufacturing I’m responsible for technical project support and customer advice on all aspects of metal 3D printing. Whenever potential customers consider GKN Powder Metallurgy as a supplier, there is a good chance that they will get in touch with me.
When I worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen as a student research assistant, I was involved in the design of optical systems. I remember once when I was measuring the laser beam of a 3D printer, I could see how the process was running on the machine next door. At that moment I thought: "Laser measurement is totally boring - I need to print!" Immediately afterwards, I switched departments.
To me the Innovation Blog is a great way helping design engineers to leverage the full potential of AM. I get excited about what AM is able to offer when considered early on in the design stage. The material and process capabilities of AM technologies are being continously characterized and improved, which enables us to engineer systems that offer higher performance than ever before.