Collaborative R&D Project 2019

Overview of Process Monitoring Concepts for LPBF

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What are suitable process monitoring concepts for LPBF and what are their potentials?


Challenge and Motiviation 

  • Process monitoring systems offer great potential for quality control as well as feedback control of the LPBF process.
  • The goal is to establish a correlation between measuring signals and part quality (defects).
  • However, reliable and fast process monitoring systems need still to be developed.


  • Acquire an overview of current as well as potential future process monitoring tools and concepts.