• 12:00-12:25
  • Terra

Metal additive manufacturing is not only a question of printing

  • Griet Lannoo
  • CRM Group

Additive manufacturing is steadily finding its place as new manufacturing technology and offers many opportunities also for metals. However, beyond the printing of a complex part and finding the right process parameters to do so, many aspects should be taken into account to profit at maximum of the technology such as alloy design, selection of the appropriate printing technology, including the hybrid manufacturing concept, the thermal post-treatments to achieve the right properties as well as surface finishing and part’s characterisation. All those different aspects will be dealt with in the presentation and illustrated with results of different research projects running at CRM.