Webinar: Process Phenomena and Influences on Additive Manufacturing

Webinar in cooperation with Fraunhofer IWS Dresden, Germany

The results of additive processes such as Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), direct energy deposition (DED) or laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) depend on a variety of process parameters and influences. The lecture gives an overview on specific process phenomena and their controlled modification aiming to achieve a defect-free material deposition on the emerging AM component. With a well defined process management,  challenging materials (e.g. copper, steel, nickel) can be applied layer by layer resulting in printed parts that are free of cracks and with few porosities which is confirmed with non-destructive techniques such as CT.
What you will learn:
  • How selected phenomena influence the additive manufacturing processes
  • How the control of these phenomena contributes to tailor-made technology processes
  • How crack sensitive materials can be processed

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Frank Brueckner (Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden)

Prof. Dr. Frank Brueckner is head of the Business Unit Additive Manufacturing and Printing at Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and specialized on laser powder-bed based AM processes. In his work he focuses on the production of cost-efficient high-quality parts for different industries, among them aerospace, automotive, energy and dental. His investigations of different printing technologies as well as data management resulted in numerous scientific papers and presentations. He is lecturer at Technical University Dresden and supervises many workshops and conferences on additive manufacturing. He earned his Ph.D. from TU Dresden and joined Fraunhofer in 2004.

The webinar took place in September 2021.
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