Directed energy deposition is an additive manufacturing technology which usually relies on prototype machines or hybrid systems, assembled with parts from different producers. Because of this lack of standardization, the optimization of the process parameters is often a mandatory step in order to develop an efficient building process. Although, this preliminary phase is usually expensive both in terms of time and cost. The single scan approach allows to drastically reduce deposition time and material usage, as in fact only a stripe per parameters combination is deposited. These specimens can then be investigated, for example in terms of geometrical features (e.g. growth, width) and microstructure to assess the most suitable process window. In this work, Ti-6Al-4V single scans, produced by means of directed energy deposition, corresponding to a total of 50 different parameters combinations, were analyzed, focusing on several geometrical features and relative parameters correlations. Moreover, considering the susceptibility of the material to oxygen pick-up, the necessity of an additional shielding gas system was also evaluated, by comparing the specimens obtained with and without using a supplementary argon flow. A process window, which varies according to the user needs, was found together with a relationship between microstructure and process parameters, in both shielding scenarios.
Single Scans of Ti-6Al-4V by Directed Energy Deposition: A Cost and Time Effective Methodology to Assess the Proper Process Window / Carrozza, Alessandro; Mazzucato, Federico; Aversa, Alberta; Lombardi, Mariangela; Bondioli, Federica; Biamino, Sara; Valente, Anna; Fino, Paolo. - In: METALS AND MATERIALS INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 1598-9623. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021). [10.1007/s12540-020-00930-3]
|Titolo:||Single Scans of Ti-6Al-4V by Directed Energy Deposition: A Cost and Time Effective Methodology to Assess the Proper Process Window|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12540-020-00930-3|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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