ICTM Collaborative R&D 2023

Can defect-free volumes be built up via LPBF and LMD with newly developed alloys for AM?

Challenge and Motivation

  • Conventional Ni- and Co-based alloys with higher strength are difficult to process via AM.
  • Powder suppliers are developing high temperature superalloys designed for AM with superior properties.


  • Manufacture of samples with LPBF and LMD from three advanced materials (suggested Ni-alloys:   ABD 900 and AD730, 3rd alloy t.b.d.).
  • Heat treatment and metallographic evaluation.