Since 2014, the MAPEX Center has already been supporting the cooperation of various departments of the University of Bremen and non-university research institutes in the field of materials development. The LMD facility now opens up new opportunities in the research of innovative metallic materials - a great opportunity for the CRC 1232.
Laser deposition welding, also known as Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), is a type of 3D printing. Large components and very fine structures can be printed with this large device using a powder-based manufacturing process for metals. Multiple powder conveyors used in parallel allow different metals to be used in one operation and many samples to be produced at high speed - faster and more targeted material development. The production, coating, repair and modification of 3D components is of great value to a wide range of industries and it is now impossible to imagine Bremen as an industrial location without it.
Lutz Mädler, spokesperson of the CRC 1232, is pleased: "This large-scale instrument is an ideal tool for flexible and particularly fast sample generation and will open up completely new possibilities for the CRC 1232".
In the future, this modern measurement technology will be integrated into the joint basic research of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) and used together with various departments of the University of Bremen, the Leibniz Institute for Materials-Oriented Technologies (IWT) and the BIAS- Bremen Institute for Applied Beam Technology.
From CRC 1232, Lutz Mädler, Nils Ellendt, Rolf Drechsler, Matthias Steinbacher and Frank Vollertsen were involved in the application for this large-scale equipment initiative.
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