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Laser beam melting of multi-material components

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Author(s): Laumer T, Karg M, Schmidt M
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 39
Pages range: 518-525
ISSN: 1875-3892
eISSN: 1875-3884
Language: English


First results regarding the realisation of multi-material components manufactured by Laser Beam Melting of polymers and metals are published. For realising composite structures from polymer powders by additive manufacturing, at first relevant material properties regarding compatibility have to be analysed. The paper shows the main requirements for compatibility between different materials and offers first results in form of a compatibility matrix of possible combinations for composite structures.

For achieving gradient properties of additively manufactured metal parts by using composite materials the composition of alloying components in the powder and adapted process strategies are varied. As an alternative to atomizing pre-alloyed materials, mixtures of different powders are investigated.

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APA: Laumer, T., Karg, M., & Schmidt, M. (2012). Laser beam melting of multi-material components. Physics Procedia, 39, 518-525.

MLA: Laumer, Tobias, Michael Karg, and Michael Schmidt. "Laser beam melting of multi-material components." Physics Procedia 39 (2012): 518-525.

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