melt pool

Austria: Researching Melt Pool Stability During 3D Printing of Unsupported Steel Components

Austrian researchers have come together to study influences on the melt pool in additive manufacturing processes, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Stability of a Melt Pool during 3D…

Sisma Introduced New 3D Printing and Powder Management Systems at formnext 2019

At last year’s formnext, Italian company Sisma released its EVERES ZERO and EVERES UNO DLP 3D printers. This year, Sisma had even more product launches at the show, starting with…

NIST Achieving Better Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Melt Pool Control By Implementing Laser Control

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printing uses a focused, high power laser to selectively melt geometric patterns into metal powder and build an almost fully dense, freeform object. The process,…

High-Speed Cameras Used to Monitor 3D Printing Process

3D printing, particulalry laser-powder bed fusion or L-PBF, requires a great deal of monitoring to avoid defects and flaws in the final parts. In a thesis entitled “Process Monitoring for…

Heat Sources Compared for Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Simulation

Laser powder bed fusion 3D printing requires a great deal of effort to make sure that quality parts are being produced – and there are a lot of things that…