Laser Powder Bed Fusion is a powder bed based additive manufacturing process that is most widely used in the industry. The Fraunhofer IFAM deals with material and process development along the entire process chain of laser beam melting. Our powder analytics can be used to characterize the flow behavior and packing behavior of the raw material powder, which significantly influence the construction parameters. The complete parameter development for various materials (titanium, aluminum or steel alloys) is carried out at Fraunhofer IFAM. When determining the necessary heat treatments, we draw on our analytical capabilities and many years of experience in metal processing.
When carrying out investigations, we have a TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 and an EOS M270 Dual Mode system as well as extensive analytical equipment at our disposal.