Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Stainless Steel Grades: A Review
AbstractIn this paper, the capability of laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) systems to process stainless steel alloys is reviewed. Several classes of stainless steels are analyzed (i.e., austenitic, martensitic, precipitation hardening and duplex), showing the possibility of satisfactorily processing this class of materials and suggesting an enlargement of the list of alloys that can be manufactured, targeting different applications. In particular, it is reported that stainless steel alloys can be satisfactorily processed, and their mechanical performances allow them to be put into service. Porosities inside manufactured components are extremely low, and are comparable to conventionally processed materials. Mechanical performances are even higher than standard requirements. Micro surface roughness typical of the as-built material can act as a crack initiator, reducing the strength in both quasi-static and dynamic conditions. View Full-Text
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Zitelli, C.; Folgarait, P.; Di Schino, A. Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Stainless Steel Grades: A Review. Metals 2019, 9, 731.
Zitelli C, Folgarait P, Di Schino A. Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Stainless Steel Grades: A Review. Metals. 2019; 9(7):731.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zitelli, Chiara; Folgarait, Paolo; Di Schino, Andrea. 2019. "Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Stainless Steel Grades: A Review." Metals 9, no. 7: 731.
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