Title: Determining the Effect of Layer Thickness on Mechanical Properties of Al-Si10-Mg Produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Amaero's Technical Fellow, Jim Sears is presenting at the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy conference (AMPM2021) in Orlando Florida on Wednesday, 23 June.
Determining the Effect of Layer Thickness on Mechanical Properties of Al-Si10-Mg Produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
AlSi10Mg is the most common Aluminum alloy in use today in Additive Manufacturing. Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is the primary Additive Manufacturing technique that uses AlSi10Mg as feed stock. With the availability of higher power lasers, thicker build layers are being used especially for AlSi10Mg. This paper reports on the effects of increasing layer thickness has on the mechanical properties AlSi10Mg produced by LPBF. Microstructural response (especially pore formation) and the resultant mechanical properties are reported. This information is important when combining various layer thicknesses (e.g., 30, 60 and 90 micron layers) for increasing productivity in LPBF while maintaining part quality.
Session: A27 Session Title: Process Parameter Effects Session Chair: Juha Kotila Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Presentation Start Time: 10:20 a.m. Room: Asia 4