Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrates “unparalleled” selective laser melting technique of 3D printing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrates “unparalleled” selective laser melting technique of 3D printing

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have released a paper detailing a new method of metal 3D printing. The method is based on the selective laser melting (SLM) technique of fusing metal powders together to make a 3D object. In the conclusion, authors state that further exploration of the technique has “the potential to revolutionize” the metal additive industry. An impeller rotor part 3D printed using the LLNL DiAM process. Photo via LLNL, Optics Express Challenges to selective laser melting In typical selective laser melting, a scanning beam draws consecutive layers of metal by creating a melt […]

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