Confining material during additive manufacturing processes
Confining material particles during laser irradiation of the particles at ambient atmospheric pressure for additive manufacturing. In an embodiment, an optically transparent press permits transmitting a laser beam through the press to process material particles while simultaneously applying pressure to the particles. Confinement of material particles assists laser processing by providing densification, providing planarization, reducing the gap for material evaporation and transfer to a substrate, and the like.
author list (cited authors)
Pan, H., Ludwig, B., & Shou, W.