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G+L innotec - partner in research project „ELAM – Ultrafine eutectics by laser additive manufacturing“

New metallic high-performance materials for additive production: M-ERA.net project "ELAM - Ultrafine eutectics by laser additive manufacturing"

Fig. 1, source: DLR

Fig. 1, source: DLR

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

In the joint project of the partners DLR Institute of Materials Research, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, ACCESS e. V., Wigner Research Center for Physics, IMDEA Materials, Procter & Gamble Manufacturing GmbH and G+L innotec GmbH, the additive manufacturing of ultra-fine eutectic materials in the alloy system Ti-Fe-X-Y is being examined.

Ultra-fine eutectics with a nano-fine microstructure are produced directly from the solidifying melt only at high cooling rates and should enable a significant and simultaneous increase in the strength and ductility/toughness of the material. At the current state of science and technology, ultra-fine eutectics can only be produced in small samples. Laser-based additive manufacturing should make it possible to produce entire components, initially as demonstrator components. At the same time, the basic principles of eutectic solidification under the conditions of laser-based additive manufacturing are to be investigated and modelled.

The project focuses on material and process development. Demonstrators will be manufactured and tested for two target applications (compressor wheel and cutting roller), as shown in fig. 1. The three main research fields of the ELAM project are aligned along the value chain and clearly application-oriented. Basic research and numerical simulations will be used to acquire the necessary know-how.

New findings on the processing of eutectically structured materials using additive methods and on the complex relationships between process parameters, microstructure and properties are expected. The transfer of results into industrial practice is aimed at by all project partners and will be directly driven forward by the two industrial partners.