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…

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…

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…

Powder Jet Developed by Fraunhofer ILT Solves Laser Metal Deposition 3D Printing Issues

Laser Metal Deposition is an effective form of additive manufacturing that is particularly useful for things like tool repair and the application of anti-corrosion coatings. Like most forms of additive…

2017 Built a Bridge to Innovation: Year in Construction 3D Printing

Taking a look back at the previous year in the 3D printing world as 2018 rapidly approaches, one of several major themes that emerged was innovation in construction 3D printing….

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…

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