Barbara Schulz European Correspondent

Barbara Schulz European Correspondent

Based in Germany, Barbara Schulz is the European Correspondent for various Gardner Business Media metalworking group brands, including Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing, Production Machining and Moldmaking Technology. After completing her studies in linguistics and mechanical engineering in 2005, Barbara started covering the manufacturing industry as an editor with a leading German industrial magazine. Two years later, she became editor-in-chief of an Australian manufacturing magazine, which was published by a national manufacturing association. This association enabled her to network with Australia's top players in metal manufacturing as well as small- to medium-size manufacturing businesses. She returned to Germany in 2013 as editor-in-chief of a prominent European moldmaking magazine. Joining Gardner in 2017, her role is to present perspective relative to European machining trends, technology and tactics to our readers.


Postprocessing

Gas: The Silent Enabler of Additive Manufacturing

High-end metal additive manufacturing relies on the perfect gas composition to create products that meet the required material properties. But gas such as argon is also key to metal powder production, storage and postprocessing.

Metal AM

3D Printing Heat-Resistant Materials on a Preheated Substrate

Preheating the substrate plate in laser beam melting to 500°C prevents crack formation in AM parts made from carbon tool steels.

Metal AM

Additive Manufacturing Sparks F1 Cars to Victory

A look behind the scenes at the Alfa Romeo Sauber in Switzerland reveals how additive manufacturing plays a decisive role in a Formula One team's challenge to make a new best-car-in the-world every year. 

Metal AM

Additive Design Offers New Opportunities in Grinding

Swiss grinding machine manufacturer Studer leverages additive manufacturing technology to build parts such as hydraulic components, machine covers and coolant nozzles for its high-precision machines. The result is optimized lubrication during grinding, increased service life of the grinding wheel, and quick and easy parts assembly during machine production.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Hermle Combines Metal Powder Application Process with Five-Axis Machining

Hermle integrated its MPA technology, a process where metal powder is applied by kinetic compacting to build completely sealed materials, in a Hermle five-axis machining center to create parts with highly complex inner geometries.

Design for Additive

Co-Innovating the Future of Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Siemens’ recent additive manufacturing (AM) influencer tour to Hannover Messe in Germany not only highlighted how the company’s software solution provides capabilities to industrialize AM in a single integrated system, but also demonstrated that it needs a global AM network to co-innovate the future.

Automotive

3D Printing the World's Smallest Flow Measurement Probes

Vectoflow has found its niche in 3D printing flow measurement probes featuring up to five holes on a probe head diameter as tiny as 0.9 mm.

AM Technology

Printing End-Use Parts from High-Performance Ceramics

The lithography-based ceramic manufacturing (LCM) process allows the cost-effective production of ceramic parts even for a batch size of one.

AM Technology

Europe Seeks to Develop the Jack-Of-All-Trades of Additive Manufacturing

Supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, the Kraken project team aims to develop an AM machine that can process large functional components ranging to 20 meters in length, made of plastics, metal or both.

Design for Additive

How to Accelerate Industrial Additive Manufacturing

The 2018 Additive World Conference was dedicated to industrial additive manufacturing and covered all relevant topics from the fields of 3D design, simulation, manufacturing and materials as well as case studies.

Additive World Conference Focuses on Industrial 3D Printing

Hosted by Additive Industries, the conference addresses the integration of 3D printing technologies into daily use.

Metal AM

GE and Concept Laser Aim to Lead Digital Transformation of Industrial Production

European correspondent Barbara Schulz spoke to Concept Laser founder Frank Herzog to find out how the dynamic between the German company and U.S.-based GE forms the perfect symbiosis to grow a global AM business.