High Productivity Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing Development for the Part Production Systems Market

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: High Productivity Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing Development for the Part Production Systems Market


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolin Körner


Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Funding source: EU - 7. RP / Capacities / Forschung für spezielle Gruppen (insbesondere KMU) (SME)
Acronym: FastEBM
Start date: 01/01/2014
End date: 31/12/2016


Research Fields

Modelling and Simulation
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)
Additive Manufacturing
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)


Abstract (technical / expert description):


Electron beam melting additive manufacturing is used to produce successive layers of a part in a powder bed and offers the ability to produce components closest to their final dimensions, with good surface finish. At this time the process is faster than any other technique of comparable quality, however the parts are not produced at sufficient rate to make them economically viable for any but very high value specific applications. One key output of the project will be the knowledge surrounding the use of the high powder electron beam gun, including the process control, and modeled and validated understanding of beam-powder bed interaction. The target objectives is the transfer of the 2D model to a 3D model and its parallel implementation. The outcome of the simulation will be compared with real experimental data and therefore the model parameters are adjusted in such a way that the resulting numerical melt pool sizes correspond to the experimental ones.



External Partners

TWI Ltd
TLS Technik GmbH & Co. Spezialpulver KG
Mecachrome
HK 3D Printing Ltd.
EADS Deutschland

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