Why Hydrogen is Crucial for Post-Printing Sintering for Metal AM Parts

June 01, 2021 |

Binder jet metal additive manufacturing is growing quickly because of its unique capability to produce meaningful volumes of highly-customized parts quickly and efficiently.

Compared to customary metal fabrication techniques like casting and the newer MIM technique that requires molds, binder jetting is more flexible and less expensive in small volumes and faster from design to finished parts. Binder jet metal AM parts are produced fully dense and stress-relieved, enabling use of the part immediately after sintering. Binder jetting provides mass customization, volume production, and cost-competitiveness simultaneously.


  • Advantages of binder jet metal AM
  • Benefits of on-site hydrogen generation for sintering atmospheres

Presenter 1:

David Wolff

Region Manager - Eastern US and Canada

Dave Wolff has over 40 years of project engineering; industrial gas generation and application engineering; and marketing and sales experience. He has been a sales and marketing leader for hydrogen-generation technologies since 1999. Dave holds a degree in engineering science from Dartmouth College. He has an extensive background in hydrogen-generation at large and small scale; hydrogen distribution, storage, and industrial utilization; as well as application knowledge across a diverse range of industries.