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Densification mechanism and microstructural evolution in selective laser sintering of Al-12Si powders

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kenneth Dalgarno

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Abstract

The role of processing parameters on the densification mechanism and microstructural evolution in laser sintered Al-12Si powder has been explored. It was established that both the densification mechanism and microstructural evolution in laser sintered Al-12Si powder were controlled by the specific laser energy input. Analysis of the cross-section of laser sintered microstructures of Al-12Si powders indicated that the tops of the grains in the previous layer are partially re-melted and then undergo epitaxial growth in the next layer where the heat affected zones (HAZ) grain boundaries and solidification grain boundaries (SGBs) are continuous along the fusion boundary. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Olakanmi EO, Cochrane RF, Dalgarno KW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Year: 2011

Volume: 211

Issue: 1

Pages: 113-121

Print publication date: 15/09/2010

Date deposited: 03/01/2012

ISSN (print): 0924-0136

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4774

Publisher: Elsevier SA

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.09.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.09.003


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