SUNConferences, COMA '13

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New Developments in Electron Beam Application for Rapid Manufacturing
Jochen Dietrich, Gerhard Eckart, Jan Schulze, Thomas Müller, Marco Steinhauser

Last modified: 2013-08-21

Abstract


The electron beam (EB) is in use in industry since about 1950. Besides of thermal electron beam processes like welding, drilling, engraving and surface treatment of metallic materials, non-thermal electron beam processes like the modification of plastic material or the sterilization of seed are investigated at the new electron beam centre at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden which is able to perform both kinds of processes. This special  EB-process equipment is unique in Europe. .

 

The paper gives a short overview of the “state of the art” in the field and a surview about the latest results in research at HTW. The main part of the presentation deals with the optimisation of a new manufacturing process chain using Electron Beam Technology for manufacturing of individualized medals either as “Hybrid”-medal or full EB-medals and the latest developments in EB-Welding of Titanium-Aluminium for automotive and aircraft applications.

 

Keywords

Rapid Manufacturing, Electron Beam Application, Individualisation of Products, EB-Welding, Titanium-Aluminium

 


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