Metal-based Additive Manufacturing (AM) encompasses a wide range of technologies such as powder bed fusion (PBF) and metal binder jetting. Together with polymers, metals are the most frequently used materials in Additive Manufacturing. In previous videos, we have discussed the material science of thermoplastics and thermosets. Now, it is time to shed some light on metals.
This week’s topic: Material Science of Metals
- Molecular structure of metals
- Characteristic material properties of metals
- What phase diagrams of metal tell us about the required thermal treatment during the AM process
- Comparison of material properties of various metal AM processes
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Additive Manufacturing (AM) encompasses a variety of technologies suitable for producing components from liquid, solid or powder feedstocks. Selective Laser Melting Temperatures and EnthalpiesThe enthalpy of fusion of a substance, also known as latent heat, is a measure of the energy input, typically heat, which is necessary to convert a substance from solid to liquid state. The melting point of a substance is the temperature at which it changes state from solid (crystalline) to liquid (isotropic melt).Melting (SLM), a powder-bed fusion process, has become a commonly used AM process for rapid prototyping and component manufacturing using metals, alloys and, to a lesser extent, ceramics. Learn more about SLM, suitable materials and how to optimize input parameters for improved product quality using Thermal Analysis. Read the article here!