Enhanced process control during selective electron beam melting through advanced machine technology
Selective electron beam melting (SEBM) is a promising approach in the fields of additive manufacturing of metals. It opens the possibility to produce complex geometries and to process a wide range of metallic alloys for various applications. To achieve a high level of quality for every component, the process parameters should be adapted to the characteristics of the required geometry. Currently available machine technology is not yet qualified for this kind of adjustment. To overcome the limitations, an advanced machine technology is introduced, which delivers new possibilities for process monitoring and control.