Eliana Fu

Industry Manager of Aerospace and Medical, Trumpf Laser Technology Center

Eliana Fu, Ph.D., is industry manager of aerospace and medical at the Trumpf Laser Technology Center (Plymouth, MI). She was educated at Imperial College, University of London with a master’s degree and PhD in materials science. She also performed postdoctoral research at Loughborough University (UK) and Clemson University (USA). After working extensively in the traditional manufacturing world, with TWI then TIMET and SpaceX, she turned her attention to additive manufacturing at SpaceX and then with Relativity Space as senior engineer: additive technologies. She then joined TRUMPF as industry manager, aerospace & medical. She also serves as Women in 3D Printing ambassador for Las Vegas and is the recipient of the TCT Women in 3D Printing Award for 2022. She has written a book based on her experiences as a female engineer at SpaceX.

(Courtesy of Agile Space Inc.)
FIGURE 1. Agile Space is one of many new space vehicle propulsion system providers using laser AM.
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FIGURE 1. Titanium additively manufactured components are very suitable for biomedical applications, such as facial (a) and titanium hip socket (b) implants.
Laser Processing

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