Fraunhofer IAPT can avail itself of the most varied technologies and systems when it comes to additive manufacturing and laser technology. We can, therefore, always select the most suitable manufacturing technology and appropriate system, depending on component requirements. This applies to both metals and plastics. From laser beam melting (LBM) for filigree medical implants and wire arc welding (WAAM) for large structures, to laser hybrid joining of components manufactured in different processes, we can select the appropriate process in every case to meet your requirements. Our technology and system portfolio is regularly expanded, with our primary goal being to provide our customers with the best cross-technology and non-proprietary solutions for their application. A few of the processes and systems available to us are illustrated below.
Powder bed processes for metals
Fraunhofer IAPT has been working for years in the area of additive manufacturing based on metal powders. The goal is to improve the speed and stability of the process and document each working step in a transparent manner.