Chloe Kow – “Due To This Learning Curve, We Haven’t Seen The True Untapped Potential Of Metal 3D Printing Just Yet”

By on August 22nd, 2018 in interview

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 Chloe Kow [Source: Women in 3D Printing]
Chloe Kow [Source: Women in 3D Printing]

Chloe Kow has 10 years of industry experience including more than 5 years specializing in additive manufacturing and metallurgical research related to aerospace and transportation applications. 

In her role as DMLM Manager at Star Rapid, Chloe brings a wealth of expertise to every project, ensuring the integrity of the design and build process to maximize the benefits of additive manufacturing for the most demanding applications in aerospace, automotive, medical and more. 

Chloe received both a bachelor’s degree with honors in materials and manufacturing engineering and a master’s in advanced engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

Nora Toure: Chloe, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing in the first place?

Chloe Kow: I grew up in Malaysia and my interest in how things are created led me to study materials and manufacturing engineering during my undergraduate program at Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. 

My initial interest in 3D printing really began when I was studying advanced engineering during my master’s program at the university. I was exposed to advanced manufacturing for my coursework and that really delved into the technology. Since then, I have been captivated by how 3D printing technology works.

Nora Toure: What was your very first experience with 3D printing?

Chloe Kow: My first experience with 3D printing in my career was at The Welding Institute (TWI) in Sheffield. TWI has been at the forefront of welding technology for many decades and is a center for pioneering research. During my time there, I helped fabricate 3D printed engine parts and developed process parameters for the Renishaw AM250. 

The Renishaw AM250 provides flexible material use and easy changeover for metal 3D printing manufacturers and we actually utilize one at Star Rapid. At TWI, I was able to help improve the machine’s capability and stability and ensure its key features could be optimized during the manufacturing process.

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By Nora Toure

California-based Nora Toure is the woman behind “Women in 3D Printing”, a group dedicated to promoting and showcasing the use of 3D printing for women. She’s also the Director of Sales & Service Factory Operations at Fast Radius, and a TEDx speaker.