Direct Energy Deposition and Hybrid Manufacturing

The range of our service offer includes R&D research for the generative processes of laser buildup welding with wire and powder as well as the combination of laser buildup welding and milling.

Fraunhofer IWS scientists particularly focus their research into multi-scale developments of manufacturing processes, system technological solutions and on-site support for our customers. The broad spectrum is used to process appropriate materials according to customer’s requirements in a defect-free manner with consideration for aspects of economic efficiency, profitability and quality.

The individualized products are single components (starting with a quantity of one), small series, components from user-specific multi-material concepts as well as design modifications and repair of complex high-value components without size limits.

Another main aspect of our scientific research is the integration of printed electronic components for measuring value monitoring, temperature control or energy conversion into additive-manufactured 3D structures.

 

Procedures

  • Laser buildup welding with wire and powder
  • High performance deposition
  • Laser milling combination

Event Notes

 

Dresden / March 13–14, 2024

Laser Process Monitoring – Offline, Inline, Online

Lunch-to-Lunch-Workshop

Berlin / 12.–13.03.2025

Fraunhofer DDMC 2025


Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference

Projects

Strategy Project “AGENT-3D“

Additive manufacturing – The 3D revolution for product manufacturing in the digital age

ASPIRER

AeroSPIke Rocket Engine Realisation, Timeframe: 04/2020–03/2023 (Europäische Raumfahrtagentur ESA)

CBC-GREEN

Development of an efficient, novel beam source for laser materials processing of copper, Timeframe: 07/2021–06/2024 (First joint EUREKA and Photonics21 Mirror Group Call)

News and Media

 

Press release / 11.11.2022

Ultrasound Makes 3D Printed Parts Stronger and More Durable

 

Press release / 14.4.2022

POWDERscreen Monitors Streams of Powder into the Laser Melt

Measuring system opens up new perspectives for additive manufacturing

 

Press release / 22.3.2021

Additively manufactured rocket engine features an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers