SimuGen - Additive manufacturing of lightweight structures

Lighweight structures of turbine components
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  • Setup of an additive process chain consisting of selective laser melting (SLM) and laser metal deposition (LMD)
  • SLM is used for the build-up of highly complex structures
  • LMD produces the more coarse structures with a high build-up rate
  • At IPK we investigate the interactions between the two technologies
  • The combination of the technologies is especially relevant for small batches which benefit from the high build rate



„KombiPro – Combined additive production with powder bed and powder nozzle”

„SimuGen – Simulation and additive manufacturing of lightweight structures in turbine components“


Graf, B. et al.: „Additive process chain using selective laser melting and laser metal deposition” International Conference on Lasers in Manufacturing, LIM 2015



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