Laser Powder Bed Fusion / additive manufacturing
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Additive manufacturing processes can be used to manufacture highly precise and complex workpieces. 


Magnesium components manufactured with LPBF. Photo: LZH

With Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), the group "Additive Manufacturing - Metals" can manufacture components in the micro and macro scale. The group specializes in manufacturing highly-precise workpieces, and in processing the special materials nitinol and magnesium.

The main applications of LPBF are:

  • Manufacturing of complex, functional individual workpieces, small lots, prototypes
  • Tool making
  • Light-weight construction (scaffolding)
  • Medical technology (implant production)
  • Manufacturing of micro-workpieces
  • Post-processing and improvement of the surface quality of LPBF components

We will be glad to advise you concerning all questions about this topic.

This service is, among others, relevant for the following areas:

Manufacturing processes:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Sintering
  • Structuring

Material gropus:

  • Alloys
  • Magnesium
  • Metals
  • Nitinol

Imaging processes:

  • Micro CT images
  • SEM images




Consulting, development and contract research:

  • Training and further education
    in laser technology
  • Process and system development
  • Technology consulting and transfer
  • Technology transfer from research to industry
  • Process development for special alloys
  • Post-processing of surfaces

Measurements and analyses:

  • Material testing

Fields of application and industrial sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Job order production
  • Lighting
  • Medical technology and biotechnology
  • Show technology, advertising and the arts
  • Tool making and mechanical engineering

 We will be happy to discuss your individual requirements. Please feel free to contact us.