Manufacturing of Optics
Laser-sintering: the shortest path from design to finished product
17.11.2011 - Photonik international /2011 | [ deutsche Version lesen ]
Laser-sintering represents a completely new concept for manufacturing components made of polymers and metals. Many of the limitations that trouble normal production methods are no longer an issue. Here the design influences the manufacturing process, which is commonly referred to as „design-driven manufacturing“. This process entails many additional possibilities and advantages that offer a freedom of design which was previously unknown, allowing for a significant reduction in production cycles.
Authors: Nikolai Zaepernick, Martin Bullemer, Udo Behrendt, Augustin Niavas, EOS GmbH, Krailling/Munich, Germany