Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts
AbstractThe present study deals with the properties of five different metals/alloys (Al-12Si, Cu-10Sn and 316L—face 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
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Share & Cite This Article
Prashanth, K.G.; Scudino, S.; Chatterjee, R.P.; Salman, O.O.; Eckert, J. Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts. Technologies 2017, 5, 8.
Prashanth KG, Scudino S, Chatterjee RP, Salman OO, Eckert J. Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts. Technologies. 2017; 5(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Prashanth, Konda G.; Scudino, Sergio; Chatterjee, Riddhi P.; Salman, Omar O.; Eckert, Jürgen. 2017. "Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts." Technologies 5, no. 1: 8.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.