Characterization of selectively laser melted Ti-6Al-4 V micro-lattice struts

Rafidah, Hasan and Mines, Robert and Fox, Peter (2011) Characterization of selectively laser melted Ti-6Al-4 V micro-lattice struts. Procedia Engineering , 10. pp. 536-541. ISSN 1877-7058

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This paper presents a characterization study of titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4 V) micro-struts manufactured using selective laser melting (SLM). Previous test results from sandwich structures with titanium alloy micro-lattice cores showed that the material experienced brittle fracture failure, although it had a reasonable specific strength. Therefore, the microstructure present in the struts has been investigated in order to understand its influence on the mechanical behaviour. Conclusions on the way forward for improved mechanical behaviour, by the use of subsequent heat treatment and careful control of the manufacturing process can then be identified.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: Pn. Rafidah Hasan
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2014 09:52
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:22
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