Robust and efficient processes for laser additive manufacturing
The RobustAM project is being carried out in cooperation with AKON Robotics GmbH, AMSIS GmbH, BIAS, IWT, Materialise GmbH as well as TESTIA GmbH and Airbus as an associated partner in order to achieve qualitative progress in laser additive manufacturing of components. The project is supported by the European Union from the fund “Investment in Bremen’s Future – European Regional Development Fund”. The aim is to develop robust and efficient processes along the metal powder-based, laser additive process chain by reducing individual and overall process scatter as well as a deeper understanding of the effects of defects that occur, their detection and influence across process steps.
Innovative hatching strategies to reduce the support structures in laser powder bed fusion
The InnoHatch project is being carried out in cooperation between AMSIS GmbH and the Leibniz Institute for Materials-oriented Technologies for the further development of additive manufacturing. The project is supported by the European Union from the fund “Investment in Bremen’s Future – European Regional Development Fund”. The general objective is to greatly reduce the necessary support structures in powder bed-based laser beam melting by developing a reliable simulation-based method for automatic component-specific adaptation of the hatching strategies. On the basis of the simulation-based development, experimental evidence for the structure of the components with a complex 3D geometry with overhang angles of up to 20° is to be provided.