EHLA 3D: Conquering the Third Dimension

Press Release /

Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition EHLA, developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, is considered an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cladding processes. It offers significant advantages, particularly for coating metallic components that are subject to extreme stress and, therefore, need to be protected from corrosion and wear. Together with Ponticon GmbH, scientists at Fraunhofer ILT are continuing to work on the patented process, now named EHLA 3D, to advance it for additive manufacturing and, thus, expand its possibilities many times over.