Laser Powder Bed Fusion – Materials Issues and Optimized Processing Parameters for Tool steels, AlSiMg- and CuCrZr-Alloys

Bruno Buchmayr, Gerhard Panzl, Alexander Walzl, Christopher Wallis

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Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) is the main technology for additive manufacturing of metallic components and is primarily used for rapid prototyping and tooling in cases with very complex geometry or lightweight design and small quantities. There are manifold influencing parameters, which need to be optimized in order to build components with suitable properties. The paper deals with three distinct application fields, like the development of new tool steel grades for injection molds, light weight design using aluminum alloys with optimized post-weld heat treatment as well as production of copper alloys without porosity. The most sensitive process parameters are displayed and the multi-layered components are characterized using light and high-resolution microscopy as well as mechanical testing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1600667
Number of pages11
Journal Advanced engineering materials
Issue number4
Early online date23 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

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