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Enhancement of the Mechanical Performance of Stainless Steel Micro Lattice Structures Using Electroless Plated Nickel Coatings

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon 61080, Turkey
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School of Engineering, The University of Liverpool, The Quadrangle, Liverpool L69 3GH, UK
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Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM18), Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05403
Published: 28 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of The 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics)
The use of nickel electroless plating to enhance the mechanical properties of stainless steel micro lattice structures manufactured using selective laser melting is described. A coating thickness of 17 μm is achieved, and this increases micro lattice specific stiffness by 75% and specific strength by 50%. There is scope for improving the coating process, and hence improving micro lattice mechanical performance. The methodology described here provides a new potential for optimizing micro lattice mechanical performance and can be extended to other cellular materials with different coating technology.
Keywords: micro lattice; electroless plating; additive manufacture micro lattice; electroless plating; additive manufacture
MDPI and ACS Style

Gümrük, R.; UŞUN, A.; Mines, R. Enhancement of the Mechanical Performance of Stainless Steel Micro Lattice Structures Using Electroless Plated Nickel Coatings. Proceedings 2018, 2, 494. https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05403

AMA Style

Gümrük R, UŞUN A, Mines R. Enhancement of the Mechanical Performance of Stainless Steel Micro Lattice Structures Using Electroless Plated Nickel Coatings. Proceedings. 2018; 2(8):494. https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05403

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Gümrük, Recep; UŞUN, Altuğ; Mines, Robert. 2018. "Enhancement of the Mechanical Performance of Stainless Steel Micro Lattice Structures Using Electroless Plated Nickel Coatings" Proceedings 2, no. 8: 494. https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05403

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