Laser Zentrum Hannover announces additive manufacturing open day

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Smallest structures, complex parts or individual implants – due to its flexibility additive manufacturing has a high potential for use in modern production technology. Therefore, this topic is perfectly suited for the ”Innovation Day Laser Technology – Laser Additive Manufacturing” that is organized by NiedersachsenMetall and the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) to transfer the latest research and development results to industrial application. On November 09th, 2016, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are invited to come to the LZH to inform themselves about laser-based additive manufacturing.

Laser technology can complement or even replace conventional processes. There is a wide range of application fields, especially for laser additive processes. This technology makes it possible to create complex geometries that cannot be manufactured with conventional production techniques, and to produce individualized parts economically even with small batch sizes. 

Experts from industry and research explain the current state-of-the-art, report on the latest trends and point out relevant market developments - besides presenting application opportunities for the SMEs.

From nano to macro: laser additive manufacturing of metals and plastics
Laser additive manufacturing, however, is not only versatile in terms of application opportunities: The manufacturing scale ranges from nano to macro. And the bandwidth of materials includes both metals, such as construction steel and magnesium, but also polymers. Several live demonstrations will show how these laser-based processes work in practice. 

Open dialogue between industry and research
Being an industry-oriented research institution, the LZH supports companies in implementing and optimizing laser-based processes. Not only at the Innovation Day the LZH experts are available to answer the questions of industrial users.

Program and registration (German language): http://www.lzh.de/innovationstag2016. The registration for this event is free-of-charge.

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