With the rise of additive manufacturing, we wanted to better understand what additive manufacturing is and how it become incorporated into United Performance Metals' business. To continue our series, we sat down and talked to Chris Prue who is the Applications Development Manager for UPM Additive, to get his insight on the additive industries and what is to come for UPM.
Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us Chris! First off, could you tell us how you got involved with additive manufacturing?
A: When I was working at GE Power, I got into a project for next gen turbine blade design.…Learn more
Recently, additive manufacturing has been an extremely hot topic amongst players in a plethora of industries including medical and aerospace. To better understand what additive manufacturing really is and how it became incorporated to United Performance Metals’ business, we sat down with Joash Sutherland, the Program Coordinator Lead for UPM Additive.
Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Joash, we appreciate it! First off, could you tell me how UPM got involved with additive manufacturing?
A: Basically, we saw that it is becoming a much more popular, long-lasting trend in the…Learn more
Additive manufacturing combines the best of 3D Printing and sustainability to create some of the world’s most innovative technologies. But where can additive technology be seen by consumers on a day-to-day basis? Several industries are capitalizing on the efficiency and sustainability of this powerful technology, as well as the increased prototyping capabilities it provides. The key to understanding additive manufacturing lies in understanding the industries it serves. Some of the industries that are actively using additive manufacturing to innovate include the transportation industry,…Learn more
What is additive manufacturing? It is a technological innovation that will and is already changing the manufacturing world. Boiled down to the basics, additive manufacturing can be most basically described as using 3D printing technology and CAD software to create a layer-by-layer design. Additive technology essentially reverses the manufacturing process, as it adds material to create a final product, whereas traditional manufacturing methods delete material to create a final product. Programmers will instruct a machine with specific geometries to create the most precise products. Additive…Learn more
2022 Summer Interns
United Performance Metals has once again brought back its summer internship program to bring a new and young perspective to the specialty metals industry. These interns specialize in different departments across UPM and provide a helping hand for current employees. Get to know our six outstanding interns who work in our corporate headquarters located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Mick Kelley is a senior at Elon University in North Carolina. Mick is currently studying political science but decided to come to UPM to break out of his comfort zone and try business. He is assisting…Learn more
The hustle and bustle began bright and early on Friday, May 6th at the United Performance Metals headquarters building in Hamilton, OH. With a mixture of UPM employees, White House employees and top executives from companies like GE Aviation, Siemens Energy, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, the liveliness carried on throughout the morning. All were there to prepare for one thing—a visit from the President of the United States to talk about AM Forward and the Bipartisan Innovation Act.
Just days before the event, the racks that held additive base plates were…Learn more
On any given day, runners of all ages can be seen moving through our neighborhood streets, setting a pace in their favorite gym, or dashing through town. But there are trailblazers, too - runners who move off the beaten path - onto hiking routes and hillsides, maneuvering the natural terrain. These are the Trail Runners.
Tyler Burkhart, Technical Support Specialist in our Cincinnati office, has secured his place in the trail running community. His recent 50K, a 31-mile achievement, was the first in what may be a line of personal records.
Tyler admits he is a newcomer to the sport. In…Learn more
United Performance Metals has reestablished our summer internship program. These hard-working students learn first-hand what it means to be a specialty metals solutions center, provide extra hands for our team, and bring a new perspective to our programs. The results of their efforts allow us to complete important projects and provide mentoring opportunities for current employees across a variety of departments. Get to know these six outstanding interns who work in our corporate headquarters located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Joe DelGrippo is a junior studying Finance at Elon University in North…Learn more
A pinnacle is defined as the highest point of development or achievement. United Performance Metals proudly recognizes select employees for their exceptional accomplishments over the past year by presenting them with our UPM Pinnacle Award. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 UPM Pinnacle Award: Chris Blackburn, Josh Gondkoff and Michael O’Prey.
Chris Blackburn has been part of the United Performance Metals family for over 26 years. Taking lead in our Laser Cell facility, Chris developed integral processes to support our customer requirements and has built our laser…Learn more
The holidays are special for so many of us. Not only is it a time for family, celebration, reflection and gift-giving, but it is also a time to count our blessings and give back to those who are less fortunate. Members of our Hamilton office had the opportunity make Christmas a little brighter through our annual "Adopt A Family" program. It was our privilege to be a part of this program once again.