Robotically Controlled Welding for Large Metal Additive Manufacturing: A Case Study

Robotically Controlled Welding for Large Metal Additive Manufacturing: A Case Study

Live Event: Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Traditional metal casting and forging processes for large components have caused many well-known issues in the market including limitations in materials, a lack of part integrity, long lead-times, and supply shortages. A proven, robotically controlled welding process technology for wire-based additive manufacturing provides a solution to address these challenges, in a host of applications.

Groundbreaking work is being conducted to enhance the process and develop new material systems, opening up entirely new application areas, leveraging unique design, material, and post-processing flexibilities which are not available with traditional castings or forgings. The result is a class of next-generation products which have proven to eliminate expensive tooling, integrate the functionality of multiple materials into a single part, and enable entirely new part geometries.

In this webinar, experts will explore a Wire-arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) approach developed by Lincoln Electric. The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence at The Ohio State University has also contributed several key product and process innovations for critical applications in a wide range of industries.

What You Will Experience

  • Proven case studies that illustrate robotically controlled welding process technology
  • Key benefits of the technology, including increased product performance and quality, enhanced design efficiency, and accelerated delivery of solutions
  • An opportunity to provide feedback about the technology and related innovations


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Edward Herderick

Director of Additive Manufacturing, The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence

The guiding thread across Ed Herderick’s career has been a focus on implementing complex manufacturing technology solutions for industrial customers in nuclear energy, aerospace, power generation, oil & gas, and transportation. He has held leadership roles as the Additive Technologies Leader for GE Corporate Supply Chain and Operations, Director of R&D at AM startup rp+m, and Director of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium operated by EWI. He is active in the materials community serving on the Board of Trustees for TMS and as the Industrial Editor for JOM. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Nick Bush

Founder and President, Bush Consulting Group on behalf of Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions

Nick Bush is the Founder and President of Bush Consulting Group, an advisory focused on assisting leaders to execute their most critical growth initiatives. For the past 25 years, Bush has worked with innovation-driven companies around the globe to translate complex product technologies to their underlying value. This work has supported the launch of dozens of ground-breaking new products including Gorilla Glass™ and, secured initial customers, and out-licensed key innovations for clients such as Berkshire Hathaway, BP, Corning, Eaton, IBM, Lincoln Electric, and Lockheed Martin.

Bush has been an invited speaker at numerous trade events, including for the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, America Makes, and several state and local tech-based economic development planning organizations. He also serves as a judge in the Bayou Classic’s BizTech Challenge, the nation’s pre-eminent HBCU-affiliated business competition.


Kelly Lawrence

Founder and CEO, Lawrence Innovation, LLC

Kelly Lawrence has taught numerous professionals how to accelerate new business development. Lawrence is the Founder and CEO of Lawrence Innovation – a business growth advisory, a coach for The AIM Institute, an associate consultant for Smithers, and a subject matter expert for Cleveland SCORE. Driven by the voice of the customer, Lawrence has a two-decade career history of converting insights into practical, action plans that yield higher revenues, higher margins, and increased ROI for her clients and their downstream customers.

Lawrence has helped innovators around the world deliver significant new business results through both pivots and innovation. Her growth portfolio includes starts-ups, small businesses, and Fortune 100 giants: Berkshire Hathaway’s Lubrizol and Fortune Brands’ Moen. A widely recognized growth advisor who truly understands marketing science, Lawrence’s clients typically deliver hit rates that dramatically exceed industry averages.

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