Category Archives: Laser-Powder Bed Fusion

BMBF project creates novel concepts for metal 3D printing in automotive production

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project has concluded after three years of examining the “Integration of Additive Manufacturing Processes in Automobile Series Production,” also known as “AutoAdd.” Coordinated by Daimler AG, a German multinational automotive corporation, this BMBF project included BMW Group, GKN Sinter Metals Engineering,TRUMPF, Autodesk, as well as the […]

Ganzheitlich den Faktor 10 im Visier: »futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing«

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Um die Zukunft des 3D-Drucks geht es auf der formnext 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. Besonders spannende Einblicke bietet das Fraunhofer-Fokusprojekt futureAM, an dem sechs Fraunhofer-Institute beteiligt sind: Im Mittelpunkt steht zum einen die ganzheitliche Sicht auf die digitale und physische Wertschöpfung vom Auftragseingang bis zum fertigen metallischen 3D-Druck-Bauteil, zum anderen der Sprung in eine [...]

Der Beitrag Ganzheitlich den Faktor 10 im Visier: »futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing« erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com – The Independent AM Magazine.

Fraunhofer ILT to present new low-distortion LPBF 3D printing at formnext 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT based in Aachen, Germany, has developed a new laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) based 3D printing method that reduces a component’s residual stresses and distortion. In a proof of concept test, Fraunhofer ILT scientists have 3D printed a component made from superalloy Inconel 718 that reportedly “demonstrated significantly reduced […]

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 […]

Der Beitrag erschien bei 3Druck.com unter der URL Blaupausen für die nächste Generation von SLM-Anlagen