Setting off into the third dimension

Press Release /

Can sophisticated metal components be 3D printed productively and reproducibly in series? Researchers from Aachen can answer this question in the affirmative: At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, they have transferred two-dimensional Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition EHLA to a modified five-axis CNC system for the additive manufacturing of complex components. By extending the EHLA process to the third dimension, the institute can 3D print difficult-to-weld materials such as tool steels, titanium, aluminum and nickel-based alloys.