Additive Manufacturing Reproducibility of Metallic Parts

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(1), 8; doi:10.3390/technologies5010008

Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts

Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Jahnstraße 12, A-8700 Leoben, Austria

IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, Postfach 270116, D-01171 Dresden, Germany

Department Materials Physics, Montanuniversität Leoben, Jahnstraße 12, A-8700 Leoben, Austria

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Academic Editors: Salvatore Brischetto, Paolo Maggiore, Carlo Giovanni Ferro and Manoj Gupta

Received: 20 December 2016 / Revised: 14 February 2017 / Accepted: 18 February 2017 / Published: 22 February 2017

(This article belongs to the Special IssueAdditive Manufacturing Technologies and Applications)

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The present study deals with the properties of five different metals/alloys (Al-12Si, Cu-10Sn and 316Lface centered cubic structure, CoCrMo and commercially pure Ti (CP-Ti)hexagonal closed packed structure) fabricated by selective laser melting. The room temperature tensile properties of Al-12Si samples show good consistency in results within the experimental errors. Similar reproducible results were observed for sliding wear and corrosion experiments. The other metal/alloy systems also show repeatable tensile properties, with the tensile curves overlapping until the yield point. The curves may then follow the same path or show a marginal deviation (~10 MPa) until they reach the ultimate tensile strength and a negligible difference in ductility levels (of ~0.3%) is observed between the samples. The results show that selective laser melting is a reliable fabrication method to produce metallic materials with consistent and reproducible properties.View Full-Text

selective laser melting; laser processing; metals and alloys; mechanical properties; tensile properties

selective laser meltinglaser processingmetals and alloysmechanical propertiestensile properties


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Prashanth, K.G.; Scudino, S.; Chatterjee, R.P.; Salman, O.O.; Eckert, J. Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts.Technologies2017,5, 8.

Prashanth KG, Scudino S, Chatterjee RP, Salman OO, Eckert J. Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts.Technologies. 2017; 5(1):8.

Prashanth, Konda G.; Scudino, Sergio; Chatterjee, Riddhi P.; Salman, Omar O.; Eckert, Jrgen. 2017. Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts.Technologies5, no. 1: 8.

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