Manufacturing by combining Selective Laser Melting and Selective Laser Erosion/laser re-melting

Yasa E. , Kruth J. -. , Deckers J.

CIRP ANNALS-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, vol.60, no.1, pp.263-266, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cirp.2011.03.063
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-266
  • Keywords: Selective Laser Melting, Laser beam machining, Selective Laser Erosion, SURFACE, ND


This study presents an experimental investigation to improve Selective Laser Melting (SLM) regarding aspects such as surface roughness, density, precision and micro machining capability by employing secondary processes such as Selective Laser Erosion (SLE) and laser re-melting. SLM is a layered additive manufacturing technique for the direct fabrication of functional parts by fusing together metal powder particles. Laser re-melting, applied after each layer or only on the top surfaces, is used to improve the roughness and density while SLE, a subtractive process, is combined with SLM to improve the precision and micro machining capability. (C) 2011 CIRP.