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Zeit:12:00 bis 12:45
Lokalität: Pestalozzistrasse 20 | Raum E 013 

Direct Metal Laser Melting for Gas Turbine Applications

Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) is an additive manufacturing process that can become a game changer to produce future high performance gas turbine parts. DMLM gives unprecedented freedom of design and enables a step change in part performance. Benefits are manifold, such as reduced cooling air consumption by means of more efficient cooling schemes, reduced emissions by a better mixing of fuel and air in the combustion process and reduced costs by means of integrated part designs. The presentation gives an overview of the potential and opportunities arising from this novel additive manufacturing technique. Different aspects of the process chain from powder to the final part will be addressed and examples of DMLM applications for power generation will be highlighted.


Matthias Hoebel is a Consulting Engineer at GE Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) Birr, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Berne and has +15 years of professional experience in industrial laser technology development. In his role as GE Consulting Engineer, Matthias Hoebel provides technical leadership for laser-based manufacturing processes across GE Power, covering both the new part of manufacturing and service businesses. Prior to joining AMW in 2016, Matthias Hoebel had formed and led different interdisciplinary technology groups in Alstom Thermal Power’s technology organizations. During more than a decade he and his teams developed advanced laser techniques for the automated laser reopening of film cooling holes, the realization of abrasive turbine blades and Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM). This includes the successful transfer of innovative laser processes, such as laser cladding, laser ablation or DMLM from R&D level to commercial serial production. Matthias Hoebel is an author or co-author of more than 100 international patents and patent applications.


Please register for the Seminar. A sandwich and drinks are provided for participants registering until Thursday 12:00h.