Laser Material Deposition LMD
The ProcessFraunhofer ILT, Aachen / Volker Lannert.
Laser Metal Deposition is an additive manufactruing process which uses the technologie of laser cladding. A component is cladded layer by layer. The result is a near net-shape component with almost 100 percent density and a property profile which meets the specifications of wrought or cast material, or even exeeds them. The size of the components is only limited by the used handling system. The LMD-prozess offers the possibility to produce new material concepts e.g. grading of bulk properties or build-up of hybrid components consisting of a variety of different metals without joining tehnology. Typical applications are the production of functional prototypes and small batch parts. In additionit is possible to modify manufactrued components.