Due to the local heat input of a focused laser beam, material properties in the surface region of a component can be adjusted while at the same time achieving minimal distortion. Furthermore it is possible to produce components almost without geometric restrictions (construction of new parts), and/or repair damaged components. Applications for Laser Additive Manufacturing are seen in areas such as tool and mold manufacturing, turbo machinery, aerospace, medical, automotive and electrical engineering. This presentation gives an overview on the technological potentials as well as on the current R&D trends for the laser-based processes Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). Continue reading ““From prototypes to products with Laser Additive Manufacturing” – Presented by Dr. Ing. Johannes Witzel, Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing”
The French start-up Z3DLAB, a specialist in metal additive manufacturing has developed a new composite material Titanium/Zirconium: ZTI-Powder®. It combines the Zirconia’s hardness with Titanium’s malleability. It is 100% inert and 50% stronger than Titanium and withstands over 1000°C. And at the same time is extremely light.
ZTI-Powder® is the hardest material in the world for Additive Manufacturing by Laser Melting.
ZTi-Powder® combined with the SLM technology will create a huge range of unexplored opportunities in Medical, Aeronautics, Luxury, Automotive and Energy industries. Continue reading “Madjid Djemai, Z3DLAB, Presents: “New Additive Manufacturing Composite Materials: Titanium/ Zirconium for Selective Laser Melting””