Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology offers numerous possibilities for the additive manufacturing of complex components. Manufacturing using LPBF saves money and resources, especially for small workpieces with very complex geometries.

We explore the limits of LPBF applications in the fields of turbomachinery manufacturing, tooling technology, tool and mold making and medical technology. For example, we manufacture cutting or shaping tools which could not be produced using conventional technologies. Current research subjects include cutting tools with internal channels for the supply of coolants and lubricants as well as forming tools with near-contour cooling or release agent supply.

In our work, we always consider all links in the entire process chain - from component design to reworking. In doing so, we draw on our in-house expertise such as milling, electro-erosive machining (EDM and ECM), fine machining or material processing with high-pressure water jets.

Our services at a glance

  • Analysis and optimization of process chains
  • Feasibility studies
  • Integration of Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology into hybrid process chains
  • Prototype manufacturing