A new era has started. Additive laser manufacturing processes are revolutionising the market. For example, « the market for laser systems for additive manufacturing has therefore increased annually by more than 25 per cent in the last five years. In particular, additive manufacturing of metal parts has been the main reason for the strong market growth, » said Dr. Arnold Mayer, CEO of Optech Consulting. Additive manufacturing processes can be broken down into two main areas: whereas complete component production using laser construction technology is still in its infancy and is responsible for the strong growth, laser deposition welding with powder or wire has been established for many years.
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