Rapid Manufacturing

Our Service

Thanks to more than 20 years of experience in the additive manufacturing (AM) of metallic components with Selective Laser Melting (SLM) – also known as Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) or Laser Beam Melting – Fraunhofer ILT is one of the world’s leading research institutes in this field.

Laser Powder-Bed Fusion makes it possible to produce complex functional components in a resource-efficient and economical manner. Indeed, manufacturing costs no longer depend on the complexity of the geometry, but only on the volume of the component to be built. Thus, the process offers a number of advantages over conventional manufacturing techniques and is suitable for applications in various industries such as the turbomachinery, aerospace, automotive and medical technology sectors.

Fraunhofer ILT focuses on developing additive processes, innovative exposure concepts and machines as well as integrating these developments into industrial process chains. The institute’s extensive system equipment consists of different commercial systems and self-developed, highly flexible laboratory plants. By bundling its know-how, also from the fields of laser beam source and optics development as well as process monitoring, Fraunhofer ILT creates tailor-made applications and innovations.

Laboratory LPBF system for large metal components (machine housing not shown).
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

Laboratory LPBF system for large metal components (machine housing not shown).

Turbomachinery component manufactured additively by MAN Diesel & Turbo SE.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

Turbomachinery component manufactured additively by MAN Diesel & Turbo SE.

Miniature of an octopus with moveable components manufactured by laser powder bed fusion.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

Miniature of an octopus with moveable components manufactured by laser powder bed fusion.

Among other things, the institute offers a wide range of services, including the following R&D tasks along the entire horizontal and vertical process chain:

  • Correlation of powder properties and LPBF process control
  • Development of functionally adapted component designs
  • Development of components, exposure concepts and complete systems for LPBF
  • Integration of processes and plants into industrial process chains
  • Process development for new materials
  • Characterization of the component and material properties
  • Feasibility studies up to the production of prototypes and very small series
  • Development of post-processing of additive components
  • Market studies and consulting
  • Workshops and seminars in the field of AM

Brochures

Our brochures offer a quick view onto the service portfolio “Rapid Manufacturing“. Find more detailed information in the “project results“ tab.

 

Brochure “Component and System Development for Selective Laser Melting (SLM)“

 

Brochure “Process Development for Selective Laser Melting“

 

Brochure “Selective Laser Melting in Turbomachinery Manufacturing“

 

Brochure “Selective Laser Melting“

 

Brochure “Selective Laser Melting for Medical Implants“

Branches

Laser technology can solve demanding tasks in many different industries. Whether as a tool in automotive production, as measuring equipment in the environmental sector, as a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument in medical technology or as a communication medium in space technology, the laser provides multiple uses with high productivity and high efficiency.

Read up about the innovations of the Fraunhofer ILT in a few selected industries and convince yourself!

Project Results

Here you will find a selection of approved project results (annual reports), as PDF downloads, from the range of products and services on “Rapid Manufacturing“ from the last few years.

Publications

Wen, P., Voshage, M., Jauer, L., Chen, Y., Qind, Y., Poprawe, R., Schleifenbaum, J.H.:
Laser additive manufacturing of Zn metal parts for biodegradable applications: Processing, formation quality and mechanical properties.
Materials and Design 55, 36-45 (2018)

Kimm, M., Jauer, L., Hinke, C., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Poprawe, R.:
Design of Flexible Implants for Preservation of Physiological Mobility exploiting Additive Manufacturing.
CAOS2017. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, June 14–17, 2017, Aachen (Germany). EPiC Series in Health Science 1, S. 70-73, (2017)

Bremen, S., Meiners, W., Wissenbach, K., Poprawe, R.:
Correlation of the High Power SLM Process with Resulting Material Properties for IN718.
BERG- UND HÜTTENMÄNNISCHE MONATSHEFTE 162, 179-187 (2017)

Haase, C., Bültmann, J., Hof ,J., Ziegler, S., Bremen, S., Hinke, C., Schwedt, A., Prahl, U., Bleck, W.:
Exploiting Process-Related Advantages of Selective Laser Melting for the Production of High-Manganese Steel.
Materials 10(1), 56, (14 S.), (2017)

Poprawe, R., Bleck, W., Piller, F.T., Schuh, G., Barg, S., Bohl, A., Bremen, S., Bültmann, J., Hinke, C., Jiang, R., Kleer, R., Merkt, S., Prahl, U., Riesener, M., Schrage, J., Weller, C., Ziegler, S.:
Direct, mold-less production systems.
Brecher, C. Özdemir, D.: Integrative Production Technology. Theory and Applications, S. 23-111 (2017)

Poprawe, R., Hinke, C., Meiners, W., Schrage, J., Bremen, S., Risse, J., Merkt, S.:
Disruptive Innovation Through 3D Printing.
Supply Chain Integration Challenges in Commercial Aerospace, 73-87 (2017)

Yesildag, N.,  Hopmann, C., Windeck, C., Bremen, S., Wissenbach, K., Merkt, S.:
Opportunities and challenges of profile extrusion dies produced by additive manufacturing processes.
32nd International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society, PPS 2016. Lyon, France; 25-29 July 2016, Code 132724.
AIP Conf. Proc. 1914, 040002 (5 S.) (2017)

Lotfian, S., Rolink, G., Weisheit, A., Palm, M..
Chemically graded Fe–Al/steel samples fabricated by laser metal deposition. MRS Advances 2(26), 1393-1398 (2017)

Kürnsteiner, P., Wilms, M.B., Weisheit, A., Barriobero-Vila, P., Jägle, E., Raabe, D.:
Massive nanoprecipitation in an Fe-19Ni-xAl maraging steel triggered by the intrinsic heat treatment during laser metal deposition
Acta Materialia 129, 52-60 (2017)

Gayer, C.:
Laser sintering moves into the medical market.
Industrial Photonics 4(4), 16-19 (2017)

Schleifenbaum, J. H., Pichler, T., Hoppe, B.:
Kostenmodell für das Laserstrahlschmelzen. Kosten- und Leistungskennwerte für die additive Fertigung ermitteln und analysieren.
WT Werkstattstechnik 107, 432-438 (2017)

Bambach, M., Sviridov, A., Weisheit, A., Schleifenbaum, J.H.:
Case Studies on Local Reinforcement of Sheet Metal Components by Laser Additive Manufacturing.
Metals 7, 113 (14 S.) (2017)

Zielinski, J., Mindt, H.-W., Düchting, J., Schleifenbaum, J.H., Megahed, M.:
Numerical and Experimental Study of Ti6Al4V Components Manufactured Using Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing. JOM 63, (8 S.) (2017)
DOI: 10.1007/s11837-017-2596-z

Zhong, C., Pirch, N., Gasser, A., Poprawe, R., Schleifenbaum, J.H.:
The Influence of the Powder Stream on High-Deposition-Rate Laser Metal Deposition with Inconel 718.
Metals (7), 443 (13 S.) (2017)

Boehr, S., Nolis, P., Brenner, A., Reininghaus, M., Lamß, M., Müller, B.:
Laserbasierte Fertigungstechniken und additive Fertigung.
Galvanotechnik 108, 1672-1677 (6 S.) (2017)

Alkhayat, M., Gasser, A., Arntz, K., Klingbeil, N., Vollmer, T.:
Additive Fertigung "Vom Pulver zum Fertigteil" In: Ressourceneffizienz Neugebauer, Reimund (Hrsg.) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Vieweg. 151-152 (2017)

Schmithüsen, T., Eibl., F., Meiners, W.:
Untersuchungen zum automatisierten Entstützen SLM-gefertigter Bauteile
RT ejournal - Forum für Rapid Technologie 2017 (14), (13 S.) (2017)

Knapp, W., Gillet, V., Courant, B., Aubignat, E., Costil, S., Langlade, C.:
Enhancement of low pressure cold sprayed copper coating adhesion by laser texturing on aluminium substrates
Proc. SPIE 10097, 100970P (13 S.) (2017)

Habschied, M., Dietrich, S., Heussen, D., Schulze, V.:
Performance and Properties of an Additive Manufactured Coil for Inductive Heat Treatment in the MHz Range
HTM J. Heat Treatm. Mat. 71, 212-217, (2016)

Klocke, F., Vollmer, T., Klingbeil, N., Wegener, M., Alkhayat, M., Lahl, M., Kluth, A. :
E3-Produktion: Ultrakurze Prozessketten bewerten und verbessern
ZWF – Zs. Wirtschaftl. Fabrikbetrieb 2016 (09), 527-530 (2016)

Jauer, L., Meiners, W., Vervoort, S., Gayer, C., Zumdick, N. A. Zander, D.:
Selective Laser Melting of magnesium alloys.
World PM 2016 Powder Metallurgy World Congress, 09 - 13 October 2016, Hamburg, Germany. Proc. of World PM2016 – AM - Powder Bed Based Technologies I, (6 S.) (2016)

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 (6 S.) (2016).
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)

Jauer, L., Jülich, B., Meiners, W., Voshage, M.,:
Selective Laser Melting of Magnesium Alloys
European Cells and Materials 30 (3), (1 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.
Brecher, C. (Ed.): Advances in Production Technology, 49-65 (2015)

Bültmann, J., Merkt, S., Hammer, C., Hinke, C., Prahl, U.:
Scalability of the mechanical properties of selective laser melting produced micro-struts
JLA 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)

Jauer, L., Leonards, H.:
3D-Druck und Biofabrikation: Photonische Prozesse in der Medizintechnik
RWTH-Themen: Berichte aus der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, 2014 (1), 42-45 (2014)

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)

Jauer, L., Meiners, W., Poprawe, R.
Selective Laser Melting of biodegradable metals
European Cells and Materials, Vol. 26(5), (2013)

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(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(10), 3285-3292, (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(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(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

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(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(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(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(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(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(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(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(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(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(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)