Recent advances in the field of cold spray have put forward the potential of this deposition technique to be used as a non-thermal additive manufacturing process with significantly high deposition rates. In this study, we use the additive manufacturing potential of cold spray for fabrication of freestanding three-dimensional Inconel 718 samples, which is a challenging material for cold spray due to its high hardness and limited deformability. Additionally, we fabricated samples with similar geometry using one of the most common additive manufacturing methods, i.e. selective laser melting. Microstructural characteristics, distribution of residual stresses, porosity and structural integrity of the cold spray deposited samples were compared with those obtained by selective laser melting before and after different heat treatments. The results of the first time study of axial fatigue strength of cold spray deposited freeform samples indicate the notable efficiency of cold spray for fabrication of freestanding objects for structural components, with similar characteristics to those obtained from laser based additive manufacturing technique and even comparable to bulk material properties. The low working temperature of the cold spray method, suggests it as a promising additive manufacturing technique with a high potential to address many challenges regarding laser based approaches.
|Titolo:||Cold spray deposition for additive manufacturing of freeform structural components compared to selective laser melting|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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