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Fraunhofer ILT (Institute of Laser Technology), in collaboration with three industrial partners from the EVEREST project, developed an EHLA (extreme high-speed laser material deposition) process and system technology to efficiently repair and coat metal components. The collaborators tested an adaptation of the process on rollers.
Having successfully completed the project, participating researchers hope to establish the freshly minted process chain in industry settings. The goal, they said, is to reliably and efficiently coat long and large rollers and other rotating components with the process in a near-net shape.
Nearly a decade ago, Fraunhofer ILT researchers began development on EHLA, increasing a previous process from a…READ MORE