Praxair, Inc. announced that it will be offering a limited number of in-kind grants to select North American universities through its surface technologies business. The grant recipients will receive material and engineering assistance to support metal additive manufacturing courses and projects from Praxair Surface Technologies (PST).
The grants will provide PST’s TruForm™ metal powder, which is designed specifically for additive manufacturing applications. Material testing and consultation from Praxair’s team will also be provided.
“As a leading supplier of metal powder for additive manufacturing, we want to invest more in technology development to help grow the next generation of engineers,” said Dean Hackett, PST vice president of Advanced Materials & Equipment. “By offering our materials and other resources, we hope to support this exciting technology.”
Grant applications will be accepted through December 31, 2017, and winners will be notified by February 28, 2018.
“Each day, more and more universities are incorporating metal additive manufacturing courses into their curricula,” said Andy Shives, business manager for Additive Manufacturing at PST. “We want to support growth in additive manufacturing projects within the academic community and believe that these grants will provide many new opportunities for students and teachers alike.”
Praxair Surface Technologies currently supplies cobalt, copper, iron, nickel and titanium based alloys and also offers the associated industrial gases to the additive manufacturing industry. The business’ Indianapolis location also operates multiple additive machines in its Additive Manufacturing Lab.