ICTM Collaborative R&D 2022

In-situ Adaption of Process Strategies based on Monitoring Data

Can the LPBF process be adapted to sensor data in-situ to
improve the part quality?

Challenge and Motivation

  • LPBF data preparation is currently performed before manufacturing using predetermined parameters.
  • Adaption of the process can only be done manually.
  • Consequently, the potential of in-situ process adaption to improve part quality is unknown.


  • Enable just-in-time (layer-wise) data preparation and vector-wise closed loop control on a LPBF machine.
  • Investigate the potential impact of both approaches on the part quality experimentally.