Suzanne Venables-Wood


Training Coordinator

3D / Print / Materials //
Standing Tall

Understanding the factors that affect the metallurgy of additively manufactured components is important when considering the production of end use parts. All metals and alloys respond differently to the AM production process, laser energy absorption and predisposition to internal stress build up. Defects can arise if the material processing parameters are incorrectly developed or assigned to each geometry.

Suzanne will explain how material processing parameters can be optimised using Renishaw QuantAM build preparation software to manufacture reliable parts using laser powder bed fusion technology on Renishaw AM systems.

She will also discuss the potential future of metal part series production and the need for designers to consider functionality, aesthetics and the requirement for post finishing techniques to transform parts.

Suzanne is a Training Coordinator in Additive Manufacturing Software with Renishaw. She started her career in aerospace engineering, winning the Judith Phillips award from Solihull Technical College, progressing to study Manufacturing Systems at Birmingham City University, where she was awarded a first class honours and the PTC engineering prize. As a post graduate she attended Cranfield University to further her design knowledge in Aircraft Design. She became an accredited technical trainer working with CAD and PLM systems, whilst with BAE Systems and has experience in automotive manufacturing.