LLNL Researchers – 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Laser Design

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems – an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. In a Laboratory Directed Research and Read More »

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Lawrence Livermore Discovery a ‘Big Step Forward’ for Metal 3-D Printing Process

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have taken a major step toward answering a question plaguing a common metal 3-D printing technique: What interactions can lead to the porosity found in parts produced by laser powder-bed fusion processes? In Read More »

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LLNL Researchers Outline Physics of Metal 3D Printing

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory While the most common method of metal 3D printing is growing exponentially, moving forward from producing prototypes to manufacturing critical parts will be possible only by reaching a fundamental understanding of the complex physics behind the process, according to a Read More »

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