Fraunhofer ILT: Making Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt Cutting Tools with LPBF 3D Printing

Obviously, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT does a lot of work with lasers, and, in the same vein, with metal 3D printing processes that use lasers. Now, it’s teaming…

Fraunhofer ILT Heads Up AddSteel: Development of New Materials for the Steel Industry through Additive Manufacturing

The North Rhine-Westphalia Leitmarkt project AddSteel has just been announced, targeting digitalization of the steel industry. This project launch marks the beginning of a three-year project headed up by SMS…

Fraunhofer ILT to Unveil Bidirectional Sensor Technology at LASER World

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) is set to show off their latest innovation, this time with bidirectional sensor technology, for laser material deposition—to be used in commercial optics applications. The…

Fraunhofer ILT & Project Partners Creating New 3D Printer to Offer Both Precision & Speed

A new project is underway in Europe via Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and their partners. Funded by both the European Union and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia,…

Fraunhofer ILT Develops Lasers That Can Cut Glass Into Any Shape

Cutting glass can be a dangerous and difficult process – but with specially shaped, ultrashort laser pulses developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, it doesn’t have to…

Results of Daimler and BMW AutoAdd Project Show that 3D Printing for Mass Production in Automotive Industry is Possible

Within the framework of the “Photonic Process Chains” funding initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), several partners – two research institutes and five companies, to…

VCSEL Process Developed by Fraunhofer ILT Reduces Stresses in Metal 3D Printed Components

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Fraunhofer ILT) is responsible for a great deal of research into 3D printing. The institute has developed technology that addresses common problems in metal additive…


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