Dominic Bartels: Laser-Based Modification of Steel

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Laser-based additive manufacturing enables the realization of steel-based products in sophisticated new shapes. Dominic Bartels published on theIn situ modification of case-hardening steel 16MnCr5 by C and WC addition by means of powder bed fusion with laser beam of metals (PBF-LB/M). He investigated the admixture of carbon and tungsten carbide microparticles and their influence on the resulting material properties, especially hardness and wear resistance.

Dominic Bartels works at the Institute of Photonic Technologies, lead by Michael Schmidt. The original publication can be found in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.