Additive Manufacturing By Electron Beam Melting - From Powder To Component (3D Printing Europe 2016)

Dr Burghardt Klöden, Research Associate
Fraunhofer IFAM

Presentation Summary

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is a powder-bed-fusion process for additive manufacturing of metallic parts. In the talk, the state-of-the-art of the process will be briefly covered. Furthermore, in case studies concerning powder, material and process development as well as design aspects the application potential of EBM will be presented.

Speaker Biography (Burghardt Klöden)

Burghardt Klöden studied physics at the Technical University of Dresden and Sheffield University. After earning his PhD degree in Solid State Physics, he joined Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden in 2006. Starting with applied R&D in the field of powder-metallurgical high temperature materials, he took over responsibility for the EBM technology in 2012.

Company Profile (Fraunhofer IFAM)

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Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM carries out applied research and development along the entire value chain.
The Functional Printing group has many years of experience in this area, with focus being on nanocomposites, nanostructured functional materials, printed electronics, and sensor systems. In addition, solutions for energy harvesting and 3D-integration are being developed. Regarding functionality integration, our interdisciplinary team works closely with customers to develop concepts, materials, and production processes. For the realization of functionality integration in production, various technologies are available such as 3D-printing, inkjet printing, aerosol printing as well as sputtering, compounding, and extruding techniques.
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