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Fabrication and Characterization of High Strength Al-Cu alloys Processed Using Laser Beam Melting in Metal Powder Bed


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Author(s): Ahuja B, Karg M, Nagulin K, Schmidt M
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 56
Pages range: 135-146
ISSN: 1875-3892
eISSN: 1875-3884

Abstract

The proposed paper illustrates fabrication and characterization of high strength Aluminium Copper alloys processed using Laser Beam Melting process. Al-Cu alloys EN AW-2219 and EN AW-2618 are classified as wrought alloys and 2618 is typically considered difficult to weld. Laser Beam Melting (LBM) process from the family of Additive Manufacturing processes, has the unique ability to form fully dense complex 3D geometries using micro sized metallic powder in a layer by layer fabrication methodology. LBM process can most closely be associated to the conventional laser welding process, but has significant differences in terms of the typical laser intensities and scan speeds used. Due to the use of high intensities and fast scan speeds, the process induces extremely high heating and cooling rates. This property gives it a unique physical attribute and therefore its ability to process high strength Al-Cu alloys needs to be investigated. Experiments conducted during the investigations associate the induced energy density controlled by varying process parameters to the achieved relative densities of the fabricated 3D structures.



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APA: Ahuja, B., Karg, M., Nagulin, K., & Schmidt, M. (2014). Fabrication and Characterization of High Strength Al-Cu alloys Processed Using Laser Beam Melting in Metal Powder Bed. Physics Procedia, 56, 135-146. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2014.08.156

MLA: Ahuja, Bhrigu, et al. "Fabrication and Characterization of High Strength Al-Cu alloys Processed Using Laser Beam Melting in Metal Powder Bed." Physics Procedia 56 (2014): 135-146.

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