Honeywell "3-D" Manufacturing Showcased in
Trade Representative Tour

June 6, 2016 | Author: Donald Godfrey

Honeywell "3-D" Manufacturing

Last year, Honeywell became the first aviation company to employ electron beam "additive manufacturing"―popularly known as 3-D printing―to produce an aerospace component using nickel-based superalloy Inconel 718.

Additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3-D model data, usually by melting powder material layer upon layer. The results are a better quality part, less inventory, faster production and lower cost to produce.

Recently, Honeywell's efforts in this advanced-technology realm were showcased when Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Holleyman toured the Additive Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) in Phoenix on May 23.

The purpose was to discuss trade and in particular the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP). Ambassador Holleyman was shown the links between the Phoenix AMTC and similar Honeywell additive manufacturing technology centers in Bangalore, India and Shanghai, China as well as Brno, Czech Republic and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Honeywell and other North American companies benefit from broad tariff elimination, increased and enforceable intellectual property protections, increased trade in services, elimination of requirements for expensive and redundant data centers in every market, and stronger environmental regulations.

Ambassador Holleyman is not the first high ranking public official to visit the Honeywell AMTC. During the past two years Congressman Scott Peters (California), Congressman Ruben Gallego (Arizona), Senator John McCain (Arizona), Ambassador Petr Gandalovič from the Czech Republic and Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott from the United Kingdom have all toured the facility.

Donald Godfrey

Donald Godfrey

Donald Godfrey is an engineering fellow at Honeywell Aerospace.

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  • Alfredo Sierra

    Want to contact your additive manufacturing peoplenin Chihuahua Mexico. Want to offer inconel 718 powder. Please can I get a contact? Best regards,

  • Michelle Meyer

    Nice to see Honeywell being recognized at the US and global levels for their innovation in 3D manufacturing. Congratulations.

  • Charles Langdon

    Are you still working closely with Sigma Labs?