Singh, Paramjot and Balla, Vamsi K and Atre, Sundar and German, Randall M and Kate, Kunal H (2021) Factors affecting properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy additive manufactured by metal fused filament fabrication. Powder Technology, 386. pp. 9-19. ISSN 0032-5910

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This paper aims to break the current material-process-property tradeoffs in metal fused filament fabrication (MF3) to effectively fabricate Ti-6Al-4V alloy specimens beyond 90% relative density without any post-processing with consistent mechanical properties and microstructure, which are critical for aerospace and medical applications. Existing knowledge gaps in MF3 3D printing fail to address how properties scale from the filament processing stage to green part printing to sintering and what contributing factors cause significant deviation in mechanical properties in samples having the same sintered densities. To tackle these gaps, this work holistically investigates four key aspects specifically for MF3 of Ti-6Al-4V to address a) influence of filament extrusion conditions on filament density variance and diameter control, b) use of the design of experiments to identify factors influencing MF3 3D printed green sample density and dimensions, c) identifying sintering time and temperature conditions that yield densities beyond 90% and mechanical properties close to literature and d) powder attributes (size and interstitial concentrations) and its effect on sintered density andmechanical properties for MF3 samples. (C) 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2021 06:32
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2021 06:32

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