New Materials and Efficient Process Solutions for AM Industrialization
Speaker: Philipp Imgrund, Head of AM Processes Development, Fraunhofer IAPT
While metal additive manufacturing promises nearly unlimited possibilities regarding design and functionality of new products, the range of processible materials remains limited. In this presentation, novel concepts to adapt materials and processes for structural applications of AM components are presented. The focus is on high strength and high ductility aluminium and steel alloys for structural applications in the transport sector. Means of increasing process efficiency, integrating efficient finishing operations and reducing costs are considered.