Rapid Manufacturing

Products and Services Rapid Manufacturing

Process

  • Selective Laser Melting
  • Powder-bed process
  • Processing of serial material
  • Part density approx. 100 %

Process Development

  • Enlargement of processable materials
  • Improvement of part quality
  • Increase of productivity
  • Enlargement of feasible structure sizes
  • Manufacture of components with new design (e. g. hollow structures)

Application Development

  • Application of SLM in different branches and for customer-specific tasks
  • SLM for series production
  • SLM-compatible part design
  • Implementation of SLM in existing process chains

Machine and Component Development

  • Special purpose machines
  • Machine modification
  • Integration of additional components

Project Results

Publications

Rittinghaus, S.-K., Weisheit, A., Mathes, M., Garcia Vargas, W.:
Laser Metal Deposition of Titanium Aluminides – A Future Repair Technology for Jet Engine Blades?
Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley (2016). 6 S. ISBN 978-1119283263

Jägle, E. A., Sheng, Z., Wu, L., Lu, L., Risse, J., Weisheit, A., Raabe, D.:
Precipitation reactions in age-hardenable alloys during laser additive manufacturing
JOM (online first) January (7 S.) (2016)

Schniedenharn, M., Liu, Q.:
Aufbauratensteigerung mittels High-Power Selective Laser Melting für den Werkstoff Ti6Al4V
Rapid.Tech – International Trade Show & Conference for Additive Manufacturing
Proceedings of the 13th Rapid.Tech Conference Erfurt, Germany, 14 – 16 June 2016
München: Hanser, pp. 36-48 (2016)

Schrage, J.:
Maschinenspezifische Kostentreiber bei der additiven Fertigung mittels Laser-Stralschmelzen (LBM)
Rapid.Tech – International Trade Show & Conference for Additive Manufacturing
Proceedings of the 13th Rapid.Tech Conference Erfurt, Germany, 14 – 16 June 2016
München: Hanser, pp. 72-89 (2016)

Bültmann, J., Merkt, S., Hammer, C., Hinke, C., Prahl, U.:
Scalability of the mechanical properties of selective laser melting produced micro-struts
Journal of Laser Applications 27 (S2), S29206 (8 S.) (2015)

Merkt, S., Hinke, C., Bültmann, J., Brandt, M., Xie, Y. M. :
Mechanical response of TiAl6V4 lattice structures manufactured by selective laser melting in quasistatic and dynamic compression tests
Journal of Laser Applications 27 (S1), S17006 (6 S.) (2015)

Poprawe, R., Hinke, C., Meiners, W., Schrage, J., Bremen, S., Merkt, S.:
SLM Production Systems: Recent Developments in Process Development, Machine Concepts and Component Design
Advances in Production Technology,
Ed. by Christian Brecher. Heidelberg [usw.]: Springer,
Lecture Notes in Production Engineering, pp.49-65 (2015),
ISBN 978-3-319-12303-5

Thombansen, U., Gatej, A., Pereira, M.:
Process observation in fiber laser-based selective laser melting
Optical Engineering 54, S11008 (2015)

Weingarten, C., Buchbinder, D., Pirch, N., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.:
Formation and reduction of hydrogen porosity during selective laser melting of AlSi10Mg
J. Mat. Proc. Technol. 221, 112-120 (2015)

Buchbinder, D., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.:
Selective Laser Melting of aluminium die-cast alloy. Correlations between process parameters, solidification conditions and resulting mechanical properties
ICALEO 2014, International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro–Optics, San Diego, CA, USA (7 S.) (2014)

Rolink, G., Vogt, S., Sencekova, L., Weisheit, A., Poprawe, R., Palm, M.:
Laser metal deposition and selective laser melting of Fe-28 at.% Al
J. Mater. Res. 29 (17), 2036-2043 (2014)

Thombansen, U., Gatej, A., Pereira, M.:
Tracking the course of the manufacturing process in selective laser melting
Proc. SPIE 8963, 89630O (7 S.) (2014)

Thombansen, U., Hermanns, T.:
In-situ measurement of the focal position in one and ten micron laser cutting
Proceedings 33rd Int. Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO), October 19-23, 2014, San Diego, USA,
Paper 179, ISBN 9781940168029 (4 S.) (2014)

Thombansen, U., Hermanns, T.: Molitor, T., Pereira, M., Schulz, W.:
Measurement of cut front properties in laser cutting
Physics Procedia  56, 885-891 (2014)

Thombansen, U., Hermanns, T., Stoyanov, S.:
Setup and maintenance of manufacturing quality in CO2 laser cutting
Procedia CIRP 20, 98 – 102 (2014)

Thombansen, U., Ungers, M.:
Illumination for process observation in laser material processing
Physics Procedia  56, 1286-1296 (2014)

Thombansen, U., Ungers, M.:
Cognition for robot scanner based remote welding
Proc. SPIE  8963, 89630N (8 S.) (2014)

Buchbinder, D., Meiners, W., Hinke, C., Merkt, S.:
Generative Fertigung mit Selective Laser Melting auf dem Weg zur Serienproduktion?
DVS Congress 2013, Düsseldorf: DVS-Media
DVS-Berichte Bd 296 (5 S.) (2013)

Hagedorn, Y.-C., Risse, J., Meiners, W., Pirch, N., Wissenbach, K.:
Processing of nickel based superalloy MAR M-247 by means of High-Temperature Selective Laser Melting (HT-SLT)
In: High Value Manufacturing. Eds.: P. J. Bartolo et. al., pp. 291-295 (2013)

Papadakis, L., Loizou, A., Risse, J., Bremen, S., Schrage, J.:
A thermo-mechanical modeling reduction approach for calculating shape distortion in SLM manufacturing for aero engine components
In: High Value Manufacturing . Eds.: P. J. Bartolo et. al., pp. 613-618 (2013)

Risse, J., Golebiewski, C., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.:
Einfluss der Prozessführung auf die Rissbildung in mittels SLM hergestellten Bauteilen aus der Nickelbasislegierung IN738LC
Tagungsband der Fachmesse und Anwendertagung für Rapid-Technologie, Erfurt : Desotron Verl. Ges. (7 S.) (2013)

Schniedenharn, M., Belting, M., Santos Batista, R. J., Meiners, W., Weisheit, A.:
Micro scale laser based additive manufacturing for metals
ICALEO, 32th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics : October 6-10, 2013, Miama/Fl., USA, M101 (6 S.) (2013)

Wilkes, J., Hagedorn, Y.-C., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.:
Additive manufacturing of ZrO_2 -Al_2 O_3 ceramic components by selective laser melting

Rapid Prototyping J. 19 (1), 51-57 (2013)

Brandl, E., Heckenberger, U., Holzinger, V., Buchbinder, D.:
Additive manufactured AlSi10Mg samples using Selective Laser Melting (SLM): Microstructure, high cycle fatigue, and fracture behavior
Mat. Design 34, 159-169, 2012

Bremen, S., Buchbinder, D., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.:
Selective Laser Melting - a manufacturing method for series production
Proc. Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference DDMC 2012. Berlin, March 14-15, 2012, 6 S. (2012)

Bremen, S., Schrage, J., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.:
High power Selective Laser Melting - further steps towards series production
Proceedings of the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, 9-10 July, 2012, Loughborough, UK, 19 S. (2012)

Flege, C., Vogt, F., Höges, S., Jauer, L., Borinski, L., Schulte, V., Hoffmann, R., Poprawe, R., Meiners, W., Jobmann, M., Wissenbach, K., Blindt, R.:
Development and characterization of a coronary polylactic acid stent prototype generated by selective laser melting
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine,
DOI: 10.1007/s10856-012-4779-z (2012)

Gu, D., Hagedorn, Y.-C., Meiners, W., Meng, G., Santos Batista, R. J., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.:
Densification behavior, microstructure evolution, and wear performance of selective laser melting processed commercially pure titanium
Acta Mat. 60, Nr. 9, 3849-3860, 2012

Gu, D., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.:
Laser additive manufacturing of metallic components: materials, processes and mechanisms
Int. Mat. Rev., 32 S., 2012

Merkt, S., Hinke, C., Gradl, P.
Technology-adapted product design methods for laser based Additive Manufacturing
Proceedings of Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference (2012)

Merkt, S., Hinke, C., Schleifenbaum, H., Voswinckel, H.
Geometric complexity analysis in an integrative technology evaluation model (ITEM) for selective laser melting (SLM)
South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol 23 (2), pp 97-105 (2012)

Buchbinder, D., Schleifenbaum, H., Heidrich, S., Meiners, W., Bültmann, J.
High Power Selective Laser Melting (HP SLM) of Aluminum Parts
6th International WLT Conference on Lasers in Manufacturing LIM, Munich, 2011

Gu, D., Hagedorn, YC., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.
Selective laser melting of in-situ TiC/Ti5Si3 composites with novel reinforcement architecture and elevated performance
Surface and Coatings Technology 205, Nr. 10
2011

Hagedorn, Y., Dierkes, S.
Generative Fertigung vollkeramischer Gerüste
Digital Dental News
2011

Hagedorn, Y., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.
Additive Manufacturing of Alumina Zirconia Ceramic Compounds by Selective Laser Melting
12th Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), 2011, Stockholm
2011

Lindner, M., Hoeges, S., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Smeets, R., Telle, R., Poprawe, R., Fischer, H.
Manufacturing of individual biodegradable bone substitute implants using selective laser melting technique
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 97, Nr. 4
466 -471, 2011

Lott, P., Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Hinke, C., Bültmann, J.
Design of an Optical system for the In Situ Process Monitoring of Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
6th International WLT Conference on Lasers in Manufacturing, LiM  Munich 2011

Morsbach, C., Höges, S., Meiners, W.
Modeling the selective laser melting of polyactide composite materials
Journal of laser applications : JLA 23, Nr. 1
2011

Schleifenbaum, H., Diatlov, A., Hinke, C., Bältmann, J., Voswinckel, H.
Direct photonic production: towards high speed additive manufacturing of individualized goods
Production Engineering
1 – 13, 2011

Voswinckel, H., Schleifenbaum, H., Bambach, M., Hirt, G.
Design for manufacture based on an integrated product process design model
14th International Conference Sheet Metal, SheMet 2011
2011

Facchini, L., Magalini, E., Robotti, P., Molinari, A., Höges, S., Wissenbach, K.
Ductility of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy produced by selective laser melting of prealloyed powders
Rapid Prototyping Journal 16, Nr. 6
450 – 459, 2010

Gasser, A., Meiners, W., Weisheit, A., Willenborg, E., Stollenwerk, J., Wissenbach, K.
Maßgeschneiderte Oberflächen und Bauteile. Tl.1 : Der Einsatz von Laserstrahlung in der Oberflächentechnik und im Rapid Manufacturing
Laser-Technik-Journal 7, Nr. 4
2010

Gasser, A., Meiners, W., Weisheit, A., Willenborg, E., Stollenwerk, J., Wissenbach, K., Olaineck, C.
Maßgeschneiderte Oberflächen und Bauteile. Tl.2 :
Laser Technik Journal 7, Nr. 6
22 – 26, 2010

Gu, D., Meiners, W., Hagedorn, YC., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.
Bulk-form TiCx/Ti nanocomposites with controlled nanostructure prepared by a new method: Selective laser melting
Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics 43, Nr. 29
2010

Gu, D., Meiners, W., Hagedorn, YC., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.
Structural evolution and formation mechanisms of TiC/Ti nanocomposited prepared by high-energy mechanical alloying
Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics 43, Nr. 13
2010

Gu, D., Meiners, W., Li, C., Shen, Y.
In situ synthesized TiC/Ti5Si3 nanocomposites by high-energy mechanical alloying: Microstructural development and its mechanism
Materials Science and Engineering A, Structural materials, properties, microstructure and processing 527, Nr. 23
6340 – 6345, 2010

Gu, DD., Meiners, W.
Microstructure characteristics and formation mechanisms of in situ WC cemented carbide based hardmetals prepared by selective laser melting
Materials Science and Engineering A, Structural materials, properties, microstructure and processing 527, Nr. 29 – 30
7585 – 7592, 2010

Hagedorn, Y., Wilkes, J., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Parts by Selective Laser Melting
Additive Manufacturing International Conference 2010, Loughborough
2010

Hagedorn, YC., Wilkes, J., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.
Net shaped high performance oxide ceramic parts by selective laser melting
6th International Conference on Laser Assisted Net Shape Engineering (LANE), 2010, Erlangen
2010

Höges, S.
Entwicklung des Selective Laser Melting zur Verarbeitung bioresorbierbarer medizinischer Werkstoffe
Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University
2010

Höges, S.
Wirtschaftliche Herstellung individueller Implantate
MM - Maschinenmarkt Das IndustrieMagazin 26/2010
20 – 23, 2010

Höges, S., Lindner, M., Meiners, W., Smeets, R.
Bioresorbable Implants Using Selective Laser Melting
21st Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF), 2010, Austin
2010

Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Hinke, C.
Individualized production by means of high power Selective Laser Melting
CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology 2, Nr. 3
161 – 169, 2010

Schleifenbaum, JH., Theis, J., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Diatlov, A., Bültmann, J., Voswinckel, H.
High power selective laser melting (HP SLM) - Upscaling the productivity of additive metal manufacturing towards factor 10
21st Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF), 2010, Austin
2010

Schleifenbaum, JH., Uam, JY., Schuh, G., Hinke, C.
How Can Reynolds Help to Improve the Performance of Production Systems? Fluid Dynamics and its Contributions to Production Theory
AIP Conference Proceedings 1247, Nr. 1
443 – 456, 2010

Vogt, F., Flege, C., Hoeges, S., Borinski, M., Schulte, VA., Hoffmann, R., Marx, N., Poprawe, R., Wissenbach, K., Blindt, R.
Development and evaluation of a novel Poly-L-Lactic acid/caprolactone copolymer coronary stent manufactured by selective laser melting
78th European Atherosclerosis Society Congress (EAS), 2010, Hamburg
2010

Wilkes, J., Hagedorn, YC., Ocylok, S., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Rapid manufacturing of ceramic parts by selective laser melting
34th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, 2010, Daytona Beach
2010

Yves-Christian, H., Jan, W., Wilhelm, M., Konrad, W., Reinhart, P.
Net shaped high performance oxide ceramic parts by selective laser melting
Physics Procedia 5, Part 2
587 – 594, 2010

Becker, D.
Additive manufacturing of components out of copper by selective laser melting
4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VR@P)
2009

Becker, D., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Additive manufacturing of copper alloys by Selective Laser Melting
5th International WLT-Conference Lasers in Manufacturing, LiM 2009, Munich
2009

Buchbinder, D., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Müller-Lohmeier, K., Brandl, E., Skrynecki, N.
Rapid Manufacturing of Aluminium Parts for Serial Production via Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
4th International Conference on Rapid Manufacturing, 2009, Loughborough
1 – 12, 2009

Buchbinder, D., Schleifenbaum, H.
Wirtschaftliche Alternative : Neue Perspektiven zum Rapid Manufacturing von Aluminiumbauteilen für die Serienproduktion
Gießerei-Erfahrungsaustausch 53, Nr. 4
18 – 20, 2009

Höges, S., Lindner, M., Fischer, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Manufacturing of bone substitute implants using selective laser melting
4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (ECIFMBE), 2008, Antwerp
2009

Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Individualisierte Produktion mittels High Power Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
WT-Online Jun 09
376 – 383, 2009

Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Individualized production by means of High Power Selective Laser Melting
42nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems - Sustainable development of Manufacturing Systems
2009

Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Individualisierte Produktion mittels High Power Selective Laser Melting (SLM) : Erhöhung der Effizienz laserbasierter generativer Fertigungsverfahren durch den Einsatz neuer Hochleistungsstrahlquellen
wt Werkstattstechnik online 99, Nr. 6
376 – 383, 2009

Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Hinke, C.
High Power Selective Laser Melting: A new approach for individualized series production
28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO), 2009, Orlando
2009

Höges, S., Meiners, W.
SLM von Polylactiden zur Herstellung von resorbierbaren Implantaten
RTejournal - Forum für Rapid Technologie Jun 09, Nr. 6
2009

Jaeger, CR., Koplin, C., Gurr, M., Meiners, W.
Internal stresses and shape distortions in generatively manufactured implants
World Conference on Regenerative Medicine (WRM), 2009, Leipzig
2009

Schleifenbaum, H., Uam, JY., Schuh, G., Hinke, C.
Turbulence in Production Systems - Fluid Dynamics and its Contributions to Production Theory
International Conference on Systems Engineering and Engineering Management 2009, San Francisco
2009

Wilkes, JI.
Selektives Laserschmelzen zur generativen Herstellung von Bauteilen aus hochfester Oxidkeramik
Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University
2009

Beckemper, S,. Bremus, KE., Gillner, A., Höges, S., Poprawe, R., Wissenbach, K.
Mit Licht Werkstoffe funktionalisieren. Neue Fertigungstechniken ermöglichen künstliche Bauteile nach dem Vorbild der Natur
RWTH Themen 01/2008
52 – 54, 2008

Buchbinder, D.
So fest wie Druckguss-Teile
Industrieanzeiger 130, Nr. 48
38 – 39, 2008

Buchbinder, D., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Müller-Lohmeier, K., Brandl, E.
Rapid Manufacturing of Aluminium Parts for Serial Production via Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
11th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA 11),2008, Aachen
2008

Kelbassa, I., Albus, P., Dietrich, J., Wilkes, J.
Manufacture and repair of aero engine components using laser technology
3rd Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics (PICALO), 2008

Poprawe, R., Gillner, A., Hoffmann, HD., Kaierle, S., Loosen, P., Meiners, W., Noll, R., Willenborg, E.
Disk, fiber, rod, slab: New laser concepts open new application perspectives
6th International Conference on Photonics, Devices, and Systems, Prag, 2008

Schleifenbaum, H., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K.
Towards rapid manufacturing for series production: An ongoing process report on increasing the build rate of selective laser melting (SLM)
Euro-uRapid 2008: International User's Conference on Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Tooling & Rapid Manufacturing, 2008
2008