Selective Laser Melting Strategy for Fabrication of Thin Struts Usable in Lattice Structures
AbstractThis paper deals with the selective laser melting (SLM) processing strategy for strut-lattice structure production which uses only contour lines and allows the porosity and roughness level to be managed based on combination of the input and linear energy parameters. To evaluate the influence of a laser scanning strategy on material properties and surface roughness a set of experiments was performed. The single welds test was used to find the appropriate processing parameters to achieve continuous welds with known width. Strut samples were used to find a suitable value of weld overlapping and to clarify the influence of input and linear laser energy on the strut porosity and surface roughness. The samples of inclined hollow struts were used to compare the wall thickness with single welds width; the results showed about 25% wider welds in the case of a hollow strut. Using the proposed SLM strategy it is possible to reach a significantly lower porosity and surface roughness of the struts. The best results for struts with an inclination of 35.26° were achieved with 25% track overlapping, input energy in the range from 9 J to 10.5 J and linear energy Elin from 0.25 to 0.4 J/mm; in particular, the relative density of 99.83% and the surface roughness on the side of the strut of Ra 14.6 μm in an as-built state was achieved. View Full-Text
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Vrána, R.; Koutný, D.; Paloušek, D.; Pantělejev, L.; Jaroš, J.; Zikmund, T.; Kaiser, J. Selective Laser Melting Strategy for Fabrication of Thin Struts Usable in Lattice Structures. Materials 2018, 11, 1763.
Vrána R, Koutný D, Paloušek D, Pantělejev L, Jaroš J, Zikmund T, Kaiser J. Selective Laser Melting Strategy for Fabrication of Thin Struts Usable in Lattice Structures. Materials. 2018; 11(9):1763.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vrána, Radek; Koutný, Daniel; Paloušek, David; Pantělejev, Libor; Jaroš, Jan; Zikmund, Tomáš; Kaiser, Jozef. 2018. "Selective Laser Melting Strategy for Fabrication of Thin Struts Usable in Lattice Structures." Materials 11, no. 9: 1763.
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