The new method optimises alloy properties and process parameters to create superior 3D-printed metal parts. Shown here is a colorised electron micrograph of a nickel powder alloy used in the study. (Image: Raiyan Seede)

Researchers fine-tune laser AM to create defect-free metal parts

The work will benefit the aerospace, automotive and defence industries looking for better ways to build custom metal parts

Formnext 2021

In addition to the entire spectrum of different additive manufacturing processes, Formnext presents an overview of all upstream and downstream processes

7000 Series aluminium is commonly required for aviation parts such as landing gear components (Image: Business Wire)

Optomec adds aluminium to dozens of metal additive printing recipes

Manufacturers in many industrial and aerospace segments demand 7000 series aluminium for 3D metal additive manufacturing, as it possesses the highest strength of all the aluminium series alloy

A Dynamic Beam Laser from Civan Lasers has been installed at Fraunhofer IWS in Dresden. The institute is thus the first research institution worldwide to utilize such a laser solution. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

Fraunhofer IWS to explore benefits of new dynamic beam shaping technology

The institute expects the technology to overcome the challenges of using crack-sensitive materials in additive manufacturing








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