ICTM Collaborative R&D 2022

LMD with High Deposition Rates for Additive Manufacturing of Rotationally Symmetric Parts

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What are the limits of the LMD process in terms of achievable deposition rates?

Challenge and Motivation

  • LMD processes are suitable for near-net-shape additive manufacturing of rotationally symmetrical components such as turbine housings to substitute existing process chains.
  • For the process to be competitive, an increase in the application rates above 1 kg/h is required while maintaining thin wall thicknesses.


  • Demonstration of an economic and competitive LMD process to manufacture a cylindrical component with elevated deposition rates.