With "Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition EHLA", metal components can be coated economically and environmentally friendly. A cooperation in Aachen is further developing the additive process for the coating of brake discs for automobiles: Experts from HD – Special Optics for Laser Technology are improving the powder supply and scientists from Fraunhofer ILT are optimizing the process control. The video shows an EHLA coating process with the new HighNo powder nozzle from HD.
The EHLA process is a joint development of Fraunhofer ILT and the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP at RWTH Aachen University.
More information: http://hd-sonderoptiken.de/en/
Complex metal components can be produced flexibly and cost-efficiently with the additive wire laser material deposition (wire LMD). Scientists from Fraunhofer ILT have developed a new processing head for coaxial wire LMD that allows almost 100 percent utilization of the feed material. The process provides not only cost savings but is also dust-free and offers a higher environmental and machine user protection compared to powder-based processes. The video shows the functional principle of the new optics and its use in wire LMD.
The lighthouse project Go Beyond 4.0 pursues the objective to provide new technologies for the mass production of individualized products. Specifically, this means the integration of digital printing and laser technologies into industry 4.0 production environments which are currently installed.
To meet these objectives, excellent expertises of six leading Fraunhofer Institutes are teamed up. The team consists of Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz (project leader), Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Dresden and Chemnitz, tapping on additional competences of several Fraunhofer Groups: Microelectronics, Production, MATERIALS and Light & Surfaces.
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