Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden demonstrates manufacturing of copper components
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden has succeeded in using Selective Electron Beam Melting (SEBM) to produce copper components that have not previously been shown using this process.
The technology demonstrator "Flow-Field XXL" impressively shows the hybrid production with pure copper via SEBM on stainless steel. A total of almost 200 pins with a height of 20 mm were manufactured in nine different designs. The construction volume of approx. 150 cm³ was generated in 18 hours on the Arcam Q20+ facility.
In addition to the variety of structural examples, such as those used in heat exchangers, the large-area realization of the multi-material demonstrator is also impressive.
Manufactured by means of SEBM, completely dense structures are created, which, thus, achieve the necessary conductivities for the application as heat exchangers. In order to make the design details clearly visible, the pins were manufactured with thicknesses of 6 - 12 mm.
Technologically, however, much smaller structures with thicknesses of up to 600 µm are possible, which significantly extend the potential application spectrum of the copper structures.
The technology demonstrator can be seen from November 19 to 22, 2019, at formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Fraunhofer pavilion. Visit us in hall 11.0 at booth D51.
In the Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing ICAM® in Dresden, Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden has bundled its technologies in the field of additive manufacturing at one location and can, thus, offer tailor-made solutions for a wide variety of problems from a single source.
In addition to Selective Electron Beam Melting, the customer has access to three-dimensional screen printing, Fused Filament Fabrication as well as three-dimensional stencil printing and dispense printing.
Dr. rer. nat. Burghardt Klöden
Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden Kommunikation | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Miniature double glazing: Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time
17.01.2020 | Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung
3D Printing: New high-Tech Device for Bremen Material Scientists
16.01.2020 | Universität Bremen
Styrofoam or copper - both materials have very different properties with regard to their ability to conduct heat. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz and the University of Bayreuth have now jointly developed and characterized a novel, extremely thin and transparent material that has different thermal conduction properties depending on the direction. While it can conduct heat extremely well in one direction, it shows good thermal insulation in the other direction.
Thermal insulation and thermal conduction play a crucial role in our everyday lives - from computer processors, where it is important to dissipate heat as...
In order to advance the transfer of research developments from the field of quantum sensor technology into industrial applications, an application laboratory is being established at Fraunhofer IAF. This will enable interested companies and especially regional SMEs and start-ups to evaluate the innovation potential of quantum sensors for their specific requirements. Both the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are supporting the four-year project with one million euros each.
The application laboratory is being set up as part of the Fraunhofer lighthouse project »QMag«, short for quantum magnetometry. In this project, researchers...
Microtubules, filamentous structures within the cell, are required for many important processes, including cell division and intracellular transport. A...
Researchers from the University Hospital Zurich, ETH Zurich, Wyss Zurich and the University of Zurich have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and keep them alive outside the body for one week. This breakthrough may increase the number of available organs for transplantation saving many lives of patients with severe liver diseases or cancer.
Until now, livers could be stored safely outside the body for only a few hours. With the novel perfusion technology, livers - and even injured livers - can now...
A balloon-borne scientific instrument designed to study the origin of cosmic rays is taking its second turn high above the continent of Antarctica three and a half weeks after its launch.
SuperTIGER (Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder) is designed to measure the rare, heavy elements in cosmic rays that hold clues about their origins...
16.01.2020 | Event News
15.01.2020 | Event News
07.01.2020 | Event News
17.01.2020 | Life Sciences
17.01.2020 | Power and Electrical Engineering
17.01.2020 | Life Sciences