Together the partners will industrialise applications such as the economical coating of brake discs, and providing wear and corrosion protection to hydraulic cylinders. (Image: Trumpf)

Fraunhofer ILT and Trumpf to collaborate on LMD industrialisation

Trumpf will supply Fraunhofer ILT with laser systems with varying optical systems and powder feed nozzles

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.

TWI's section manager for laser additive manufacturing, Carl Hauser, meeting with Hornet Laser Cladding at the firm's site in Alblasserdam, Netherlands. (Image: TWI)

TWI acquires UK's first EHLA system

EHLA is capable of speeds 10 times faster than traditional laser metal deposition in terms of surface coverage rate

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

Fraunhofer to present results of FutureAM project at Formnext

In the Fraunhofer project 'FutureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing,' six Fraunhofer institutes are collaborating to accelerate the processing speed of additive manufacturing with metal powder by a factor of ten.

At Formnext this year, between 19-22 November in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the institutes will present initial results that prove that this accelaration in processing speed will indeed be possible.

EHLA developers win Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis

The developers of Extreme High-Speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA), a process that can be used to coat, repair or additively manufacture components in an economical and environmentally friendly way, have been awarded first prize of the tenth Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis

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

Driving deposition

New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers








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