Author Archives: John Duffy


Dr. John Duffy is Sector Marketing Manager - Industrial at Malvern Instruments and is based at the company's headquarters in the UK. He has a PhD from the University of Nottingham where his research in the school of chemical and environmental engineering involved rheological studies of the microstructure of molten coal. John received the Vernon Harrison award in 2009 from the British Society of Rheology for this work. This is an annual award based on the most distinguished PhD thesis on the subject of rheology. Previously he worked with both Boots and Unilever and has a wide experience of the role of rheology in household and personal care products.

Published 22 Dec 2020

A look back at this year’s best additive manufacturing blogs

As we approach the end of 2020, it’s safe to say that lots has happened… but what have we been up to at Malvern Panalytical? Well, in between developing new technologies, we’ve also been sharing stories on one of the…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Dec 2020

Without a doubt: the future is additive

The role of material characterization in the next manufacturing revolution Ever heard of the term ‘prosumer’? If you haven’t yet, chances are you will soon – perhaps you even already are one. Through customization, design involvement, or even manufacturing entire…READ MORE >

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Published 10 Nov 2020

Could additive manufacturing be the future for sustainability?

Using this breakthrough technique to build a better future Did you know that the waste generated from manufacturing a typical smartphone can be 200 times the phone’s weight? Smartphones contain highly complex combinations of valuable raw materials. Extracting and processing…READ MORE >

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Published 14 Oct 2020

Want to know the secret to successful additive manufacturing?

Find out how to make the most of this game-changing technique How does a 3D printer work? As it turns out, fairly similarly to its 2D counterpart: digital files are sent to the printer, which then deposits ink to form…READ MORE >

Published 30 Sep 2020

Time to unlock a new manufacturing era

Thanks to its flexibility and high-efficiency potential, AM can bring significant advantages to manufacturers in a wide range of industries.

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Published 8 Oct 2019

Characterizing material properties for powder additive manufacturing

Up to one third of the production cost of an additive manufacturing (AM) component produced by powder bed processes (particularly metals) is the cost of the powder used, with commercial viability resting on a robust supply chain and effective powder…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Nov 2018

Characterizing metal powders for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also commonly referred to as 3D printing is the process of building a three dimensional structure or component from the ground up, usually layer by layer. There are seven main categories of additive manufacturing processes, as defined…READ MORE >

Published 9 Nov 2018

Customer Spotlight: Optimizing polymer scaffold processes at Rutgers University

About Sanjeeva Murthy and the New Jersey center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University Sanjeeva Murthy is an Associate Research Professor at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM), Rutgers University. He is a Materials Scientist with expertise in polymers, biomaterials…READ MORE >

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Published 21 Dec 2016

Letters to Father Characterization: Q&A

Our festive webinar was a real success and so much fun! Boys and girls, we invited you to send in your questions, comments, feedback and wish lists for Father Characterization to answer.  He received lots and lots of letters and…READ MORE >

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