Benchmark of Meltpool-Monitoring equipment for processing 316L


In order to assure quality of SLM manufactured parts, a view into the production history of each layer might help to increase trust in this procedure and help to minimize post-process quality costs.

The aim of the project is to obtain a benchmark for the most popular quality assurance systems for laser beam melting machines. In this case that are Meltpool Monitoring systems which are provided by several manufacturers with different specifications. This project will show the advantages and disadvantages
of the monitoring quality and operator convenience.

Project status01/18 - 12/18
Project duration12 months

100 % DMRC industry partner

Research leaderProf. Dr. Thomas Tröster (LiA)
Prof. Dr. Mirko Schaper (LWK)
Project coordinatorDieter Schwarze (SLM Solutions)
Research assistantPeter Koppa, M.Sc.
PartnerDMRC Industry Partner


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Prof. Dr. Thomas Tröster

Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) (bis 2022)

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Mirko Schaper

Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) (bis 2022)