Additive Manufacturing of Gradient and Multimaterial Components

Conference contribution

Publication Details

Author(s): Karg M, Laumer T, Schmidt M
Editor(s): Van der Merwe, A., Dimitrov, D.
Publication year: 2013
Conference Proceedings Title: Archive of COMA 2013
Pages range: 1-6
Language: English


In the paper first results regarding the realisation of gradient and multi-material parts manufactured

by Laser Beam Melting in powder bed of metals and polymers are published. Gradient properties

of additively manufactured metal parts can be achieved by varying the composition of alloying

components in the powder and adapting process strategies. As an alternative to atomizing prealloyed materials, mixtures of different powders are investigated. For realizing multi-material-parts

from polymers, at first relevant material properties concerning compatibility have to be analysed.

Therefore the paper shows the main requirements for compatibility between different materials and

also first results regarding the compatibility of polymer powders and possible combinations for the

manufacturing of multi-material components by laser beam melting of polymers.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Karg, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien
Laumer, Tobias
Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien
Schmidt, Michael Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien

Additional Organisation
Sonderforschungsbereich 814 Additive Fertigung
Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies
Zentralinstitut für Neue Materialien und Prozesstechnik

How to cite

Karg, M., Laumer, T., & Schmidt, M. (2013). Additive Manufacturing of Gradient and Multimaterial Components. In Van der Merwe, A., Dimitrov, D. (Eds.), Archive of COMA 2013 (pp. 1-6). Wallenberg Centre (STIAS) Stellenbosch, ZA.

Karg, Michael, Tobias Laumer, and Michael Schmidt. "Additive Manufacturing of Gradient and Multimaterial Components." Proceedings of the International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing COMA 2013, Wallenberg Centre (STIAS) Stellenbosch Ed. Van der Merwe, A., Dimitrov, D., 2013. 1-6.


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