Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is an additive manufacturing process (3D printing) in which powdered material is deposited layer by layer onto a base plate and melted using laser radiation. Today, the designation Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is mainly used.

Shape memory alloy

Shape memory alloys (FMA) are metals with two different crystal structures, the so-called phases, depending on the temperature: The high-temperature phase called “austenite” and the low-temperature phase called “martensite.” If the temperature changes, the crystal lattice and thus the shape of the component changes to one of the two crystal structures. This allows FGL to […]


Sonotrodes are tools that are set into resonant vibration by the introduction of high-frequency mechanical oscillations.


A stent is a vascular support made of metal or synthetic fibers inserted into vessels or hollow organs to support them or keep them open.


Stereolithography is a lithographic 3D printing process for producing components from liquid plastic. The plastic is irradiated with ultraviolet light or ultra-short laser pulses, for example, and cured layer by layer with pinpoint accuracy.