Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

MultiPROmobil Project Combines Automated Sheet Metal Production with Additive Manufacturing

Four partners are collaborating on MultiPROmobil, an NRW Leitmarkt Project focused on the creation of innovative laser tools that are not only capable of handling multiple functions during production but…

Big Push in Germany to Enable 3D Printing in Automotive Industry

3D printing and additive manufacturing have become a matter of national importance in Germany, and to the automotive industry overall. Several organizations—along with the ongoing support of the Fraunhofer Institute…

Link3D and ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing Partnering Up to Increase 3D Printing Adoption Across Europe

Link3D, which provides execution workflow software to the additive manufacturing industry, has had a pretty busy year. In between facilitating biomedical 3D printing for a case study and integrating blockchain…

Researchers Behind High-Speed EHLA 3D Printing and Coating Process Receive Prestigious Award

Last summer, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and the RWTH Aachen University developed a new 3D printing process that offers eco-friendly, economical corrosion and wear protection, without having to deal with…

Metal 3D Printing Material Scalmalloy Could be the Aircraft Material of the Future

Aviation is one of the many industries around the world that’s increasing its adoption of 3D printing, which can be used to create the lightweight components and complex parts that are…

Six German Partners Launch futureAM Next-Generation Metal Additive Manufacturing Focus Project

The researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen have recently been focusing their efforts on Selective Laser Melting (SLM) 3D printing technology, a powder bed-based technique which…

TwoCure Method Enables Resin 3D Printing Without Supports

SLA 3D printing is wonderful for many reasons, such as speed and the ability to produce high-resolution objects. It does tend to require some post-processing, though, particularly support removal. Supports…

Fraunhofer ILT Debuting New Process That Combines Welding, 3D Printing, and Robotics

How often do you combine welding, 3D printing, and robotics? We typically see variations of two of these three things paired together, but not often all three in the same…

Fraunhofer ILT Researching Green Lasers for 3D Printing Copper

I remember how surprised I was when I first learned that a laser was not only a light-emitting device, but also an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of…

German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it…

Project ALISE Uses Lasers and Satellites to Study Global Climate Change

While there are some who still insist that climate change isn’t a problem, or that human activity has had little to no impact on the climate, it’s getting harder and…

Teamwork Between Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute Results in New Uses of Additive Manufacturing

With climate change a big issue on almost everyone’s mind, many corporations are brainstorming ways to become more sustainable and lessen their negative impact on the environment. One company that…