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Colloquium: March 26, 2014

Dietmar Kracht*
3D Laser Printing: Challenges for the Next Industrial Revolution
Day Time Place
March 26, 2014 Wednesday 15:40 EE01

Host: F. Ömer İlday

ABSTRACT —  3D Laser Printing or in more technical terms Laser Additive Manufacturing is playing an emerging role in several industries such as aerospace, automotive and medical technology. In Additive Manufacturing products are generated layer by layer directly from computer generated data. It therefore enhances the ability to fabricate individual complex and functional component parts. Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) are two additive technologies suitable for processing metals while Micro-Stereolithography and Two-photon polymerization (2PP) are rapid prototyping processes which can be used with photopolymers. These technologies have an increased application for creating new functional shapes as well as for reconditioning of used parts to their original shape. Medical implants of the future for example will be individual, intelligent and biodegradable. The presentation will review the challenges and opportunities for the laser manufacturing technologies and focus on some industrial and medical applications.

*LZH, Hannover, Germany

The Physics Colloquia are designed to address a non-specialist, broad audience and introduce topics of contemporary research through lectures by leading experts. We warmly invite all members of the student body, including undergraduates enrolled in any programme.

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