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Virtual

Start Date

5-10-2021 11:10 AM

End Date

5-10-2021 11:20 AM

Description

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) is an additive manufacturing (AM) process that is well known for its geometric versatility and high-quality parts. While the properties of LPBF parts are commonly superior to those made using other AM techniques, LPBF is generally limited to a single material in any given build. While LPBF can accommodate the integration of multiple components into a single part geometrically, the material limitation leads to over-designing to ensure that every component can complete their various functions. Some studies have shown potential methods of 3D composition control throughout a part, but these methods are subject to high cost increases due to build time increases and decreased powder recyclability. A new approach to multi-material LPBF uses liquid dopants to alter the composition in location-specific areas. The current study evaluates two different liquid deposition methods – direct write and inkjet deposition – in relation to their adaptability and utility in LPBF. Inkjet deposition is shown to have significant benefits compared to the direct write method.

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May 10th, 11:10 AM May 10th, 11:20 AM

Evaluation of Liquid Doping Methods for Use in Laser Powder Bed Fusion

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Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) is an additive manufacturing (AM) process that is well known for its geometric versatility and high-quality parts. While the properties of LPBF parts are commonly superior to those made using other AM techniques, LPBF is generally limited to a single material in any given build. While LPBF can accommodate the integration of multiple components into a single part geometrically, the material limitation leads to over-designing to ensure that every component can complete their various functions. Some studies have shown potential methods of 3D composition control throughout a part, but these methods are subject to high cost increases due to build time increases and decreased powder recyclability. A new approach to multi-material LPBF uses liquid dopants to alter the composition in location-specific areas. The current study evaluates two different liquid deposition methods – direct write and inkjet deposition – in relation to their adaptability and utility in LPBF. Inkjet deposition is shown to have significant benefits compared to the direct write method.