Episode 128 - Additive Manufacturing on Earth and Beyond

From industrial to medical to space, laser additive manufacturing and 3-D printing has the potential to transform production across nearly every sector.

With almost one hundred years in business and nearly half a century in laser technology, TRUMPF has long been known as the gold-standard in advanced manufacturing solutions that now include additive manufacturing and 3-D printing. The company’s advancements in production technology span space exploration, medical devices, and Smart Factory development.

We sat down with Eliana Fu, Industry Manager for Aerospace & Medical at TRUMPF North America, to discuss how the company is transforming manufacturing processes for the better, both on earth and beyond. From assembling vehicles in space to manufacturing medical devices closer to the point of care to paving the way for the Smart Factory, TRUMPF is building the industrial world of tomorrow.

Meet Our Guest

Industry Manager: Aerospace & Medical, TRUMPF North America

Eliana Fu has a Master’s degree and PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College. She performed post-doctoral research at Loughborough University (UK) and Clemson University (USA). After working extensively in the Traditional Manufacturing world with TIMET and SpaceX, she jumped to Additive Manufacturing at SpaceX and Relativity Space. Eliana is now Industry Manager, Aerospace & Medical at TRUMPF. She served as an advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Advanced Manufacturing Committee. She is currently the Women in 3D Printing Ambassador for Las Vegas and is and is also on the Technical Advisory board of Hyperion Metals (now called IperionX) and recently was award TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator award for 2022.

Our Host


Innovation Strategist & Co-Founder, Brulte & Company

Grayson Brulte is an autonomous mobility advisor and consultant who provides strategic counsel and political insights to help clients navigate what’s next.

As an SAE strategic partner since 2017, Grayson brings his in-depth industry knowledge to host SAE Tomorrow Today. His unique perspective factors in economics, politics and technology into one-of-kind weekly conversations with innovators changing mobility and its impact on society.

Grayson is a thought-leader who regularly provides insights to publications including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. His written opinions and insights have been featured by organizations including the Consumer Technology Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission.

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