Welcome to Filtration Matters, the regular podcast from BOFA International, a world leader in portable fume and dust extraction. In this series, we’ll be exploring how innovations in filtration and extraction system design are helping improve productivity across multiple industry sectors, including in laser, 3D printing and electronics.
BOFA experts will discuss how advances in extraction technology are helping optimise manufacturing processes and product quality, while at the same time helping employers maintain a clean, healthy working environment.
E1: Basics of filtration and fume extraction
Josh Evans, Applications Engineer and Head of Learning, goes back to basics to help us understand the value to manufacturers of investing in filtration and fume extraction.
12 min 55 sec
E2: Data-driven filtration – an enabler for laser productivity
Richard Heard, Technical Sales Manager at BOFA, discusses the increasingly important role of data as industry ups its investment in automation. He also talks about the contribution that digital innovation in industrial fume and dust extraction can make to laser sector productivity.
15 min 16 sec
E3: How filtration technology is enabling the application of new functional materials in 3D printing
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING / 3D PRINTING
Dawn Hartung, Strategic Account Manager for BOFA Americas, discusses how continued growth in 3D print markets is driving the development of new functional materials designed for specific applications and products.
11 min 33 sec
E4: Laser: The Swiss Army knife for manufacturing processes.
Geoff Sagar, Product Manager at BOFA, discusses the remarkable flexibility of laser technology in manufacturing processes, think of it as akin to a Swiss army knife of productive industries.
22 min 16 sec
Josh Evans MEng (Hons) IChemE Applications Engineer and Head of Learning
Josh joined BOFA in 2017, with a solid foundation in fluid dynamics, particle mechanics and adsorption chemistry – the key components in any extraction system.
One of Josh’s key responsibilities is providing pre-sales technical advice to sales engineers and customers to determine which BOFA system is best for their specific application. As Head of Learning for the BOFA Academy, Josh develops and delivers training programmes both internally to BOFA employees, so they have a deeper understanding of the extractors we make, and externally to customers so that end users are provided with the best system for their application.
Dawn Hartung Strategic Account Manager
Dawn joined BOFA in 2021 with a background of strategic planning, key account management, channel partner strategy and product management.
Dawn has wealth of knowledge in additive manufacturing technology with experience in a variety of industries such as medical technology, food and beverage, automotive, and industrial automation.
Her responsibilities include supporting our global key accounts and providing guidance on BOFA fume extractors.
Geoff Sagar B Eng (Hons)Product Manager
Geoff joined BOFA in 2019 with over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, generally specialising in advanced engineering and manufacturing businesses.
Geoff started at BOFA as a Business Development Manager, providing support for our existing OEM and distribution channels, and helping to find the most appropriate product for the application to deliver the full solution. He now works as a Product Manager as part of a growing team to find and develop new opportunities, identify and implement new product features, and develop BOFA’s high-performance fume extraction technology.
Richard HeardTechnical Sales Manager
Richard has worked at BOFA for 15 years with roles in manufacturing, R&D, technical services, and sales. He has hands-on experience in despatch, new product development, manufacturing, and customer support.
Richard has a wealth of application and industry knowledge that he applies when assessing fume extraction requirements. He enjoys working closely with customers to identify possible solutions for their specific requirements.
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