Selective Laser Melting Process Optimization.

Additive manufacturing creates solutions for customer-specific production


Saeid Sajadi, Enno Garrelts & Artur Leis

Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials, Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design and Institute for Beam Tools

The project managers are experts in materials technology, design engineering and process engineering.


Generic parts research and transfer – Selective Laser Melting

Within the GrantSLAM project, the holistic process of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) from the three relevant research disciplines of materials, design, and process engineering is being investigated.

The process chain of additive manufacturing

The interdisciplinary cooperation of the different institutes (IFSW, IKTD, IMWF, IFKB & IFB) allows to bundle the core competences target-oriented to the project. In this way, the SLM process is optimized for production.

The objectives of the GrantSLAM project are the extended functionalization of SLM-manufactured components, the generation of reproducible component qualities and their solution of process, material, and design limitations through the interaction of the three research foci:

  • Process (ProSLAM (IFSW & IFKB)
  • Material (MatSLAM (IMWF & IFKB))
  • Construction (Design4SLAM (IKTD &IFB))

"I like working in ARENA2036 because here I can promote the interlocking of digitization and additive manufacturing technologies in the context of Industry 4.0. For this we use digital infrastructures and the selective laser melting process to provide manufacturing processes of the future. The goal is the cost-effective and customized production of components in lightweight construction in combination with a purposefully planned micro- and nanostructure designed for specific applications. This enables an efficient and environmentally friendly use of available resources and the exploitation of the manufacturing potentials of additive manufacturing."

Saeid Sajadi

Expert on materials technology

Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials, University of Stuttgart