Activity Expansion of the capability of SEBM by improved electron beam technology

Internally funded project

Project Details

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

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

Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2020

Research Fields

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

Abstract (technical / expert description):

Commercial available EBSM machines show strong limitations with respect to the beam power, beam quality and beam control. To overcome these limitations, the electron gun and control system of an Arcam S12 System was renewed. The resulting machine is equipped with a 6 kW electron beam gun and a backscattering electron detector for process monitoring. This is the first electron beam AM machine where the electron beam serves for both, processing and analyzing.


Arnold, C., Pobel, C., Osmanlic, F., & Körner, C. (2018). Layerwise monitoring of electron beam melting via backscatter electron detection. Rapid Prototyping Journal.

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