Collaborative R&D Project 2018

Processing IN718 by Low-Cost SLM Machine

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Which material properties are achievable when LC-SLM system is used for processing IN718?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Commercial SLM machines are very cost intensive.
  • Fraunhofer ILT and FH Aachen develop a Low-Cost SLM machine (LC-SLM).


  • LC-SLM system equipped with diode laser and axis system instead of fiber laser and scanner unit.
  • Investigation of the influence of diode laser and axis system on achievable material properties for IN718.