Category Archives: Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology

3D Printing Industry Review of the year August 2017

It was earnings season in the 3D printing industry and we covered the financials of ExOne, SLM Solutions, Stratasys, Nano Dimension and Sigma Labs. It will be interesting to see how the projections made halfway through 2017 weigh up to end of year reports due for release in January. Small steps, big impact Perhaps the […]

Fraunhofer launches futureAM to reduce the cost and accelerate metal 3D printing

Contributing to a notable trend in the industry, five of Fraunhofer’s institutes dedicated to manufacturing technology have joined forces under a new project “to significantly accelerate” and reduce the cost of metal 3D printing. Titled Future Additive Manufacturing (futureAM), the project will align the expertise of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), with efforts at the […]

Fraunhofer ILT previews support-free “TwoCure” SLA 3D printing

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and German prototyping specialist Rapid Shape GmbH have co-developed a new light based 3D printing technique. Challenging one of the main necessities of other 3D printers, the “TwoCure” process eliminates the need for typical support structures, making post processing parts easier than ever before. Free-floating 3D prints As […]

Fraunhofer launches “SLM in Green” project for 3D printed copper

Known for its malleability and typically ductile composition, copper is a seemingly ideal material for metal 3D printers. In addition, the metal exhibits a level of  thermal conductivity second only to silver, and high electrical conductivity making it desirable for industrial applications. It is this conductivity however that makes the metal notoriously difficult to work […]

Fraunhofer launches “SLM in Green” project for 3D printed copper

Known for its malleability and typically ductile composition, copper is a seemingly ideal material for metal 3D printers. In addition, the metal exhibits a level of  thermal conductivity second only to silver, and high electrical conductivity making it desirable for industrial applications. It is this conductivity however that makes the metal notoriously difficult to work […]

Fraunhofer Institute Presents New Selective Laser Melting Design

(3D Printing Industry) — The race for faster additive production is on. German’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology has presented not just a new laser, but a new, faster and more efficient multispot selective laser melting machine design. The new machine and concept is meant to “simplify productivity scaling and building space at a significantly… View Article