Fehrmann Alloys GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg, Germany, recently added Dr Chloe Cunningham to its team as a Materials and Process Engineer, in order to advance its alloy development.
Dr Cunningham brings with her a PhD in Additive Manufacturing and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management from the UK’s University of Bath. She has previously worked for Renishaw, amongst other AM companies.
Fehrmann Alloys is a joint venture of Fehrmann GmbH, a leading developer of high-performance aluminium and the Hamburg-based trading firm Cremer. The venture is involved in the development of new high-performance alloys, global distribution of standard powders and data science for customer-individualised Additive Manufacturing materials.
The company states that Dr Cunningham will advise international Fehrmann customers in technical support and sales as part of her role. This also includes market development in the cooperation of AM machine manufacturers and powder dealers, of which the company offers complete packages of metal powders with the corresponding process data for optimal AM. “I want to be part of the revolution in the materials landscape for metal 3D printing,” added Dr Cunningham.
As one of the international Additive Manufacturing hot spots, Hamburg is said to be particularly attractive to Dr Cunningham. She explains that she sees the opportunity to draw upon her extensive knowledge of metal AM processes to drive the improvement and development of new metal powders in a dynamic company, hungry for innovation.