Category Archives: Laser-Powder Bed Fusion

SAE International publishes standards for aerospace-grade metal 3D printing

Global engineering standards association SAE International has issued four new standards relating to laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) powered additive manufacturing. The LPBF documents are specially designed to support the certification of metal 3D printed parts for use in aircraft and space exploration vehicles, and are officially supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). David Alexander, Director […]

Sigma Labs and NIST to characterize recycled powder in new 3D printing partnership

Sigma Labs, developer of PrinteRite3D quality inspection software, has entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The CRADA’s focus is to characterize and asses the impact of recycled powders used in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) processes. The study is reportedly the first […]

Fraunhofer ILT to launch large-scale SLM 3D printing system at formnext 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) has announced that it will be presenting its new SLM laboratory system at formnext 2017. The system, built in Aachen, Germany, offers a scalable build volume of up to volume of 1,000 mm x 800 mm x 500 mm and quick and effective 3D printing of large-scale metal parts. R&D, […]

Blaupausen für die nächste Generation von SLM-Anlagen

Das Additive Manufacturing gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung in der industriellen Serienproduktion. Entscheidende Faktoren sind dabei die Skalierbarkeit der Bauraumgröße und die Produktivität entsprechender Anlagen. Wissenschaftler des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Lasertechnik ILT entwickeln vor diesem Hintergrund das Selective Laser Melting (SLM) weiter. So entstand in Aachen eine neue SLM-Laboranlage mit effektiv nutzbarem Bauraum von 1.000 mm x […]

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