Design Guidelines For Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures

Design Guidelines for Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures By Ake Ewald and Josef Schlattmann Introduction Weight critical applications, like parts in the aerospace industry, are driven by lightweight design. Titanium alloys have great potential in lightweight design of structural parts due to their excellent specific mechanical properties. Today, structural parts are manufactured in conventional […]

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Diode Lasers in Cladding, Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing

By Oleg Raykis Today there exist a number of technologies for additive manufacturing of components. The two most prominent types utilizing lasers for generating parts out of metals are either powder bed based solutions or direct energy deposition, often referred to as laser metal deposition. As a company Laserline focuses mainly on the second type. […]

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Quality Assurance of Selective Laser Melting Applications

By Thomas Gruenberger Key differentiation criteria for Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are freedom of design, cost advantage, customization, and time to market. Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) AM technology is ideal for serial production for industries like aerospace. Setting up a process means mapping the input parameters (e.g. machine and process parameters and part geometry) […]

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Meet Precision Laser Scanning, LLC – July’s Featured Corporate Member

By Lindsay Weaver A company known for its high-speed polygon scanners and expertise, Precision Laser Scanning, LLC was founded by George Helser in 2015. Helser has more than 25 years of experience in optics, including one patent, and 11 years of experience with high-speed polygon scanners. Precision Laser Scanning is focused on high-speed laser scanning […]

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Laser Safety in Entertainment Applications

By James Stewart, CLSO High power lasers are routinely used in entertainment environments as a special lighting effect. Historically such lasers could only be used in situations where the budget, infrastructure, (namely power supply and cooling), and space permitted. In recent years, however, these barriers have disappeared with the proliferation of low-cost solid-state laser light […]

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