Microstructures and mechanical properties of Nickel superalloy
Multi-laser additive manufacturing (AM) is reducing the cost of AM components, making more applications viable for series production. By adopting flexible build strategies in which several lasers work together, they enable faster build rates than single-laser machines. But it is vital that higher productivity is accompanied by high and consistent quality, so that AM components are suitable for long operating lives in demanding applications. Process parameter development must therefore balance material properties with productivity and adaptability to meets these various needs.