Exploring the Benefits and Limitations of Wire-based Direct Energy Deposition of Magnesium Alloys

Stefan Gneiger (Speaker), Daniel Koutný, Sascha Senck, Mathias Silmbroth, Thomas Klein

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Metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes enable the production of complex, near-net-shape structures designed for low weight. When combined with light materials, such as magnesium, component weight can be further optimised. While powder-based AM processes have several limitations, wire-based processes circumvent many of these drawbacks. In this paper, we review the advantages and disadvantages of different AM processes used for magnesium and present the results of simple test geometries fabricated using waDED (wire-based direct energy deposition). We also assess how high-performance parts can be produced within a short lead time and without the need for tooling.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Aerospace Europe Conference 2023 – 10ᵀᴴ EUCASS – 9ᵀᴴ CEAS
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2023
EventAerospace Europe Conference 2023 – 10ᵀᴴ EUCASS – 9ᵀᴴ CEAS - SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 Jul 202313 Jul 2023


ConferenceAerospace Europe Conference 2023 – 10ᵀᴴ EUCASS – 9ᵀᴴ CEAS
Abbreviated titleEUCASS-CEAS 2023
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Research Field

  • Casting Processes for High Performance Materials

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