GenFly - Additive manufacturing of lightweight components

Additively manufactured lightweight components
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Development of the beam melting technologies LBM and EBM for the material Ti-6Al-4V to maturity stage TRL 5+

The work packages of Fraunhofer IFAM comprise the areas of powder, construction and component manufacturing.

Important results include:

  • Development of powder specifications for LBM and EBM
  • Adaptation of a component for Additive Manufacturing by means of topology optimization with regard to weight and  part integration





A. Kirchner, B. Kloeden, T. Weissgaerber, B. Kieback, A. Schoberth, S. Bagehorn, Mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V additively manufactured by electron beam melting, Proceedings EURO PM 2015, ISBN: 978-1-899072-47-7

A. Kirchner, B. Kloeden, T. Weissgaerber, B. Kieback, Powders for Additive Manufacturing, Proceedings WorldPM 2016, ISBN: 978-1-899072-48-4


Fraunhofer IFAM, Dr. Alexander Kirchner,