In recent years, Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) has become a viable manufacturing technique for production due to the possibility to manufacture complex parts without additional tools. Nevertheless, to facilitate a wider industrial adoption of LPBF, current deficits such as lack of productivity and robustness need to be overcome. The enhancement of process boundaries and the development of the next generation of LPBF machines are thus crucial to establish further industrial AM use-cases. Fraunhofer ILT utilizes a combined processes and systems engineering approach in LPBF to address these challenges. Current research topics include the use of multi-beam processing, laser beam shaping and novel machine concepts and components as well as geometry-adaptive processing strategies and in-line process monitoring.