Additive Manufacturing

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The Group Additive Manufacturing (AM) is concerned with innovative methods of powder- and beam-based AM, the further development of AM processes and the development of special AM alloys. The focus is on selective electron beam melting (SEBM), selective laser melting (SLM) and laser metal deposition (LMD).
Various Arcam electron beam machines for powder bed based additive manufacturing are available. In addition, there is a new in-house developed electron beam machine (Athene) equipped with a 6 kW electron beam gun. The vacuum-based electron beam technology allows building temperatures over 1000 ° C. These process conditions enable the processing of high performance materials such as intermetallic alloys or superalloys.