CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys (HEAs) were additively manufactured (AM) by laser powder bed fusion and their corrosion resistance in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution was studied by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy tests. A systematic study of AM CoCrFeMnNi HEAs’ porosity under a wide range of laser processing parameters was conducted and a processing map was constructed to identify the optimal laser processing window for CoCrFeMnNi HEAs. The near fully dense AM CoCrFeMnNi HEAs exhibit a unique non-equilibrium microstructure consisting of tortuous grain boundaries, sub-grain cellular structures, columnar dendrites, associated with some processing defects such as micro-pores. Compared with conventional as-cast counterpart, the AM CoCrFeMnNi HEAs showed higher pitting resistance (ΔE
) and greater polarization resistance (Rp
). The superior corrosion resistance of AM CoCrFeMnNi HEAs may be attributed to the homogeneous elemental distribution and lower density of micro-pores. Our study widens the toolbox to manufacture HEAs with exceptional corrosion resistance by additive manufacturing.
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