Mechanical Testing of Additive Manufactured Metal Parts

Merklein M, Plettke R, Junker D, Schaub A, Ahuja B (2015)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2015


Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

Book Volume: 651-653

Pages Range: 713-718

ISBN: 9783038354710

DOI: 10.4028/


The quality of additive manufactured parts depends, however, a lot on the workers experience to control porosity, layer linkage and surface roughness. To analyze the robustness of the Laser Beam Melting (LBM) process, a Round Robin test was made in which specimens from four institutes from different countries were tested and compared. For the tests, each institute built a set of specimens out of the stainless steel 1.4540. The aim of this work is to analyze the influence of the process parameters on the mechanical properties. The results show that there is a high potential for additive manufacturing but also a lot of further research is necessary to optimize this technology.

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Merklein, M., Plettke, R., Junker, D., Schaub, A., & Ahuja, B. (2015). Mechanical Testing of Additive Manufactured Metal Parts. Key Engineering Materials, 651-653, 713-718.


Merklein, Marion, et al. "Mechanical Testing of Additive Manufactured Metal Parts." Key Engineering Materials 651-653 (2015): 713-718.

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