Seminar  /  01/01/2018  -  12/31/2018

Additive Manufacturing for Turbomachinery Components

By use of the laser-based additive manufacturing processes Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), complex parts can be manufactured or repaired. With the SLM process - a powder bed procedure – functional optimized parts with the desired geometry can be manufactured layer-wise, the process is mainly used for the production of complex parts. The LMD process, characterized by low energy input, low thermal distortion, and wide range of possible materials, is mainly used for local repair and simple additive parts. Both processes are nowadays successful in use for manufacturing and repair of turbomachinery components.

In the future, additive manufacturing processes could lead to completely new approaches for the turbomachinery industry. The objective of this seminar is to provide an overview of the technological specifications of both processes and yield practical knowledge for their application. Therefore, the participants learn about the actual state of the art machine tools, machinable alloys, application of CAM modules and the resulting design opportunities for additive manufacturing and repair. The distinct topics are presented by experts from science and industry.