Louise Geekie

Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd

Project Director

Additive Manufacturing //
Product Innovation using Metal AM

Talk Abstract:
Layer by Layer manufacture processes, Additive Manufacturing provides design freedom to
create complex 3D components. Product innovation is sought by companies to deliver a product that is more
efficient or can deliver cost savings in the production process or for the end user. Realising this potential
through the adoption of metal AM requires an understanding of the metal AM process from lightweight
potentials, near net shape of final product, critical surfaces and post processing challenges. These factors are
required to be considered in order to deliver the final product.

Louise Geekie joined the team at Croft Additive Manufacture Ltd and Croft Filters Ltd as Project
Manager in 2013. Her role is to support innovation at Croft through development of research collaborations
and partnerships, secure grant funding for product development and business support to deliver projects and
product development. Louise was invited to become a Director as project director in 2014. Louise supports the
extensive metal 3D printing R&D programme by co-ordinating the approach to maximise the technology’s
capabilities and product specifications. She believes that the extensive capabilities of metal 3D printing can
create new opportunities for industrial processes across many industrial sectors. Her project management and
delivery skills were developed as a Researcher in Biomedical Sciences at University of Edinburgh.