The technical committee Laser Melting of the DMRC met on 22.08 in Hanau, host was the Heraeus company. Current topics and project results in the field of SLM were discussed and the future research roadmap was adapted. On this basis, the exact project contents for the 2020 DMRC projects were developed. The impressive company tour of the AM division of Heraeus was a special conclusion. We would like to thank Heraeus once again for their hospitality.