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electron beam melting (EBM)

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is a 3D printing technique for rapid prototyping

. In this process, individual powder layers are applied one after the other and fused together in a vacuum. In contrast to Selective Laser Melting (SLM), in electron beam melting the melting temperature is not generated by a high-power laser, but by an electron beam. According to the process, in electron beam melting, the 3D object is printed through individual layers one by one and fused together by a focused electron beam. To avoid oxygen inclusions, the 3D model is in a vacuum and is modeled by the approximately 1,000 °C hot electron beam, which is deflected electrostatically. The resolution

is between 50 µm and 100 µm.

3D printing with Electron Beam Melting, Photo: crptechnology.com

3D printing with Electron Beam Melting, Photo: crptechnology.com

In this way, 3D models of any geometry can be created. The process can also be used selectively and is then referred to as Selective Electron Beam Melting (SEBM).

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Englisch: electron beam melting - EBM
Updated at: 19.03.2020
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