Andreas Rudolf

Additive Manufacturing Market Development Manager, nLIGHT

Andreas Rudolf is additive manufacturing market development manager at nLIGHT (Camas, WA).        

FIGURE 1. An AFX laser incorporates all-fiber beam shaping, which allows rapid switching of the output beam size and shape. The beam profile can be tuned between true single-mode and a ring, plus a variety of shapes in between. When interacting with the workpiece, ring- and saddle-shaped beams create significantly less soot and spatter.
Laser Processing

Ring beams change the game for powder-bed fusion

Aug. 25, 2022
Fiber beam shaping plays a key role on the path to laser powder-bed fusion for additive manufacturing of metals.