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Validation of Multi-Laser Printing Technology for Additive Manufacturing

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The aviation market (defense and commercial) is a risk mitigation industry and designers must have material property data (material strength data) so components can be designed without the fear of failure. Customers and insurance organizations require accurate engineering and science be applied to components designed using manufacturing methods that involve additive manufacturing. While additive manufacturing is being accepted more frequently, there is still some cultural resistance in the design community and it is viewed as an introduction of risk. This perspective increases when one begins printing with multiple lasers. 

Large machine build areas are required to implement multi-laser technology. This presentation will explain the multi-laser printing approach and show comparisons of single- versus dual-laser tensile specimen results. The presentation will show using objective evidence that dual-laser technology from SLM will produce printed components with the same material strengths as with single-laser technology, and both are superior to casting technology. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Know how to qualify a multi-laser application and a single-laser application.
  • Know how to build a test matrix for single- and multi-laser applications for aviation approval and compliance.
  • Know who to reach out to for guidance regarding alloy printing specifications.
  • Donald Godfrey
    Global Director, Business Development Aerospace and Defense
    SLM Solutions