In this work, the micro laser metal wire deposition (ÂµLMWD) process is studied as an additive manufacturing process for manufacturing thin walled structures with high aspect ratio. The developed ÂµLMWD system consisted of a flash-pumped Nd:YAG laser source operating with ms-long pulses and an in-house developed wire feeding system. Processing conditions were investigated for single and multi-layer deposition in terms of geometry, microhardness and material use efficiency. Thin-walled structures with aspect ratio up to 20 were manufactured successfully, where layer width was between 700 and 800 Âµm. In multi-layer deposition conditions, the material use efficiency was observed to be close to 100%. The microhardness over the build direction was homogenous. The results show that the ÂµLMWD process yields geometrical resolution close to powder-bed additive manufacturing processes, while maintaining the benefits of using wire feedstock.
|Titolo:||Micro laser metal wire deposition for additive manufacturing of thin-walled structures|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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