Usability of Ti6Al4V powder via hydride-dehydride process for selective laser melting process

Naoko Sato, Masaki Ito, Takayuki Izumida, Toru Shimizu, Shizuka Nakano

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Spherical powders via gas atomization etc. are recommended for use in SLM, however, the spherical powders are expensive and able to make in limited types of metal materials. Using non-spherical powder in SLM are capable of applying SLM to cheap part production and diversify powder materials for SLM. In this paper, to study the feasibility of using Ti6Al4V milled powder via hydride-dehydride method for SLM, characteristics of powders, powder bed performances, and SLM fabricated samples made from gas atomization powder and milled powder were analyzed and compared. The milled powder which added a fumed silica as a lubricant were also analyzed. In the results, flow and packing characteristics of the milled powder are lower than the gas atomized one. The characteristics of the milled powder are improved by adding fumed silica as lubricant, and had comparable characteristics to the gas atomized one. Microstructure of the SLM fabricated samples has a comparable size and morphology regardless of powders. Hardness of the SLM fabricated sample made from milled powder are larger than that of it made from gas atomized powder, owing to solid solution hardening by oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHERMEC 2016
EditorsChristof Sommitsch, Mihail Ionescu, Brajendra Mishra, Brajendra Mishra, Ernst Kozeschnik, T. Chandra
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1698-1702
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035711295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, THERMEC 2016 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 2016 May 292016 Jun 3

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume879
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Other

Other9th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, THERMEC 2016
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityGraz
Period16/5/2916/6/3

Keywords

  • Gas atomized powder
  • Milled powder
  • Selective laser melting
  • Ti6Al4V

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Usability of Ti6Al4V powder via hydride-dehydride process for selective laser melting process'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this