Formnext 2021

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

Laser Symposium & ISAM 2021

For the eleventh time in a row, Laser Symposium 2021 brings together world's leading laser experts, end-users and newcomers from both industry and academia. With a focus on latest laser developments and their suitability for industrial applications, it offers an ideal platform for scientific and technical exchange on various aspects of laser materials processing.

The combination of wire and powder tested at the Fraunhofer IPT resulted in hardness increases of the material of up to 30 per cent. (Image: Fraunhofer IPT)

Flexible & cost-effective hybrid cladding process developed

The new method is significantly more cost-effective than powder processes while offering greater material flexibility than wire processes

EHLA can operate up to 10 times faster than conventional LMD. Image: Fraunhofer ILT

TWI launches EHLA research project

Following its acquisition of the UK’s first EHLA system, TWI is investigating the capabilities and future potential of EHLA technology.

Coating a brake disc via EHLA (Credit: Fraunhofer ILT/Volker Lannert)

Augmenting automotive production

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest ways laser surface treatment is being used to optimise automotive production








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