Light-based technologies are currently transforming every industrial sector, including aviation, medicine, automotive, research, biology, electronics, and many more. This process of up-heaval presents entrepreneurs with the perfect opportunity to make their mark with a single, brilliant idea.
Phil Carroll saw the need for a specialist AM powder business viewing the process from the perspective of the powder. Seven years later he is taking control of the key challenger to AM – the devil particle.
Exposure strategies are one of the keys to achieving even higher productivity in the manufacturing of 3D-printed parts. This article explains how they work.
How do laser metal deposition and laser metal fusion actually work? Two simulations help clarify the physical processes involved. The goal? To improve reproducibility and surface quality in both methods.
Everyone agrees: Additive processes such as 3D printing and laser deposition welding are the future of manufacturing. We had a look around to see what this future looks like now.
Selective laser melting and laser metal deposition are the two laser-based additive manufacturing methods. Here you can read about the current status of both methods.
Additive manufacturing via laser deposition welding has chalked up its first concrete successes: at BMW in prototype construction and at Lufthansa Technik in repairs.
Material requirements reduced by 90 percent, costs reduced on a similar scale: Companies in numerous sectors, from machine tools to aerospace and marine engineering, are profiting from the value-creating potential of laser metal deposition.