Keith Murray, MEng, MBA


Vice President and Head of Global Sales, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing


Optimized materials for industrialized AM


As Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) evolves from prototyping to series part production several technical challenges need to be resolved to accelerate adoption of the technology across a wider range of markets. A number of these challenges lie in the field of materials and include:

  1. Selection of the most appropriate alloy for the application
  2. Optimisation of the alloy design to deliver the required material properties for the chosen AM technology
  3. Refinement of the powder’s physical properties to ensure predictable and consistent behaviour both throughout the build process as well we over multiple build cycles

This presentation will examine all these aspects of AM materials in relation to both Powder Bed fusion and Binder Jetting processes.


Keith Murray received his Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and more recently has received an MBA from the University of Warwick. With over 20 years’ experience in the metals industry in a range of technical, sales and business development roles, Keith entered the world of additive manufacturing already in 2007, when he joined the team at Sandvik working with metal powders. As a world leading manufacturer of gas atomized metal powders, Sandvik has been involved in the additive manufacturing industry since its inception. During Keith’s career with Sandvik, he has got extensive experience from developing, in collaboration with customers, a diverse range of alloy systems for additive manufacturing applications across a range of industry segments including aerospace, automotive, dental and general engineering. He is also on the organizing committee of the European Additive Manufacturing Group (EuroAM). Launched by the European Powder Metallurgy Association in 2013, the goals of the EuroAM are to increase awareness of metal based Additive Manufacturing and to promote the benefits of technology throughout industries globally.

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