The additive manufacturing of metal parts represents a real industrial revolution that challenges traditional manufacturing processes. This innovative process should make it possible to reduce the time and costs of manufacturing metal parts in order to maintain the competitiveness of manufacturers.


Several metal additive manufacturing technologies have been developed, but two identified processes have characteristics that can meet the needs of manufacturers in the aeronautics, automotive and energy sectors.


The project concerns the development and comparison of two metal additive manufacturing processes: laser projection (or Direct Metal Deposition – DMD) and laser powder bed fusion (or Selective Laser Melting – SLM) for the production of parts for the aerospace, automotive and energy industries.