Laser Beam Melting (LBM) is a promising technology for the production of functional parts with high geometric complexity. With a short lead time and a reduced material waste, this technique consists of successively melting powder layers by means of a laser beam.
However, the adaptation of common powder alloys to LBM is costly and difficult.
So far, the composition of alloys which are currently on the market and originally developed for conventional manufacturing processes such as casting has not been adapted for LBM techniques.
The ADAM project (Alloy Design for Additive Manufacturing) investigates new alloy compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM) to improve the processing characteristics, the mechanical performance, and the competitiveness of 3D-printed products.
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