ThinKing April - Hybrid combination of forging and selective laser melting reduces weight and enables the construction of complex structures

20.04.2016

 

Using the right process in the right place – that is the guiding lightweighting principle behind Rosswag GmbH in Germany. The company combines the old technology of forging with modern selective laser melting (SLM).

In areas where components have a large volume and high-strength is a key requirement, the manufacturer turns to contoured open-die forging. The complex sections of the product are then added through additive manufacturing processes.