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Printing for Mars – Insights from Carpenter Additive

September 9, 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:15

Manufacturing and qualifying parts for high-profile aerospace and other performance industry components is both complex and challenging. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and equipment dedicated to end-to-end metal additive manufacturing projects, Carpenter Additive worked with NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) to provide titanium components for the Mars 2020 Rover on the “Perseverance” mission which launched in July 2020. By February 2021, these components will arrive on Mars to support mission-critical, pioneering measurements of the chemical makeup of our neighboring red planet.

In this webinar:

Carpenter Additive will present the technical challenges of producing the PIXL assembly which is mounted on a turret at the end of the robotic arm. Lowering the cantilevered assembly’s mass and designing the parts to facilitate full powder removal from internal channels were key to the mission’s success.
GE Additive will explain the key technology differences between Electron Beam and Direct Metal Laser Melting.


Ben Ferrar
Vice President
Carpenter Additive

Ben Ferrar is the Vice President of Carpenter Additive and he is responsible for the overall strategic leadership of the Carpenter Additive business unit, a vertically integrated additive manufacturing (AM) partner providing complete “end-to-end” solutions to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production. Ben brings over 12 years’ experience in the metal AM industry, with extensive experience in AM system and application development. Ben is driving Carpenter Additive’s global commercial strategy and delivering novel solutions to facilitate AM industrialization.

Ken Davis
Director of Additive Technology
Carpenter Additive

Ken Davis is the Director of Additive Technology at Carpenter Technology. He brings 35 years of experience in engineered materials. He has a focus on powder metallurgy, metal matrix composites, and additive manufacturing.

Abby Mosher
Director of Sales
GE Additive

Abby Mosher is dedicated to helping companies realize the benefits of adopting additive manufacturing. With over 12 years’ experience in various engineering, product management, and business development roles, she has a unique background to assist customers in the successful adoption of additive technology for their market space. In Abby’s Director of Sales role, she works with organizations across many industries including aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, and medical, to assist in their adoption of additive technology.

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