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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Register Now for the 2018 Lasers for Manufacturing Event!

By Ron D. Schaeffer, Ph.D. The laser market is booming! While the U.S. economy in general is on a tear with the stock markets at record highs, the laser industry in particular is showing better financial numbers than the overall economy.  The total laser market was up approximately 20% in 2017 relative to 2016, making […]

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Explore the Possibilities of Laser Additive Manufacturing at LIA’s 2018 LAM Conference

ORLANDO, FL (February 16, 2018) – The Laser Institute of America is pleased to announce that the 2018 Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) conference will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, March 27–28. For the first time in its 10-year history, the conference will be co-located with the Lasers in Manufacturing Event® […]

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Combination of Short and Ultrashort Pulse Laser Processing for Productive Large Scale Structuring of 3D Plastic Mould Steel

  By: Andreas Brenner, Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology  and Fabian Kurzidim, Volkswagen AG Increasing demand for surface functionality Surface functionality is an increasing and crucial factor for the success and acceptance of a product. Through structured surfaces products can gain additional functions. In the automotive industry for example microstructures enable friction reduction in combustion engines or optimize […]

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