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Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a key industrial technology, expected to grow rapidly through the next few years. A special focus is on Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) – a process that allows producing three-dimensional work pieces from a variety of metals. Consequently, LUNOVU now introduces its eLMD machine system, designed for the use in research institutes, industrial development centers, pilot production environments and any institutions considering to start with LMD.
In the LMD process, a laser beam melts a metal powder jet, creating a small metal melt pool. When moving this melt pool across the surface of a work piece, it will continuously deposit material at any desired place. LMD has been used as a production technology in specific application areas for quite some time, e.g. for the repair of parts or for the deposition of wear resistant coatings. However, LMD is also well suited to build up 3D parts from scratch (Additive Manufacturing), which is an application that has gained a lot of interest recently.
The eLMD concept is based on the multi-year experience of the LUNOVU design team in the area of industrial laser machine systems. It is designed to be a process-ready turn key system. Even without having any specific knowledge, LMD processes can be run immediately as basic processes and machine programmes for standard part geometries are already integrated into the machine.
Due to its elaborate design, the system can be offered under very attractive financial conditions. Nevertheless, even in its basic configuration it comes with a sophisticated safety concept, high performance system components and an intuitive user interface, thus offering a safe and quick entry into the world of Additive Manufacturing.
eLMD is designed in an open and extendable fashion, allowing upgrades and extensions at any time. Special attention was paid to “intelligent” extensions, providing multi material capabilities, automated recognition of parts surface topologies, automated toolpath generation or an integrated laser power control.
Since its foundation in 2013, LUNOVU GmbH develops and produces laser machines, systems and components for Additive Manufacturing and micro processing. Its customers are found in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, tool and mold making and semiconductors.
LUNOVU is cooperation member of the ACAM.
Contact: email@example.com, P: +49(0)2407 55505-0, www.lunovu.com
The development of Additive Manufacturing, from prototyping to a credible integration alternative for industrial production, has always played an essential role in Aachen as a research location. Since its foundation in 2015, the aim of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing is therefore to concentrate these activities in one location and to provide the industry an easier access to the technologies and the related knowledge. A community that continually grows with material manufacturers and system and software providers, which cooperate with a wide variety of research institutes in Aachen proves the success of the concept.
On February 20 and 21, ACAM was able to welcome the 26 member companies in Aachen to discuss the advances in the research and industrial application of Additive Manufacturing during the second annual meeting. The two managing directors Dr.-Ing. Kristian Arntz and Dr.-Ing. Johannes Witzel presented the latest findings and the plans for the upcoming year. The final workshops regarding R&D Projects, as well as the achievements of a wide market and technology assessment provided a content-based orientation for the next period of cooperation to the business partners.
With a total value of around 200,000 euros, the ACAM members have selected six concrete projects for the year 2017 from thirteen project proposals, which cover a diverse range of subjects, ranging from plastic to metal, from design and construction to new business models for Additive Manufacturing. ACAM will work on the following topics until September 2017:
In a strong partnership with the research partners in Aachen, ACAM offers a comprehensive training program for Additive Manufacturing in 2017. Twelve seminars are also addressed to AM beginners and to experienced users. The details of seminar program can be found at http://acam.rwth-campus.com/acam-seminar-program-2017/ .
The network of ACAM is still open for new members. Depending on the scope of the desired cooperation, the interested companies can choose between three different membership models with different range of services: the basic, business or cooperation membership. These models provide an individual, comprehensive access the network’s service and are open to national and international companies.
The next annual meeting will take place this year on September 27, in the immediate vicinity of the 3D Valley Conference, which will be held for the second time on September 27 and 28, by ACAM in Aachen. The main focus of the conference is on the possibilities and limitations, potentials and business models of Additive Manufacturing. For more information visit http://3d-valley-conference.com/ .
Ingrid Bongiovanni Roll
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Together with the universities KU Leuven (Belgium), TU Eindhoven (Netherlands), RWTH Aachen (Germany) and industrial partners, ACAM has applied for a European funded project aiming to build up an truly international and innovative Training Network for Additive Manufacturing.
The proposal named LEA – Multi-scale engineered materials by additive manufacturing (LEA stands for Leuven, Eindhoven, Aachen) has been submitted to the call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 at the beginning of January 2017.
We especially appreciated the great support from our industrial members, who committed themselves as members of the industrial advisory board.
Thank you to all, who supported the proposal and let us hope, that we can continue with this project!