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Study on Effect of Post Processing on Direct Metal LASER Sintered 420 Stainless steel Infiltrated with Bronze

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical

Year : 2018

Abstract : pAdditive manufacturing (AM) of metals is increasing its potential applications in the areas of aerospace, automobile, defense and medical with the processing capability from light to heavy metals, but still low density of the finished products which causes discrimination to functional properties and thus reducing AM process real time efficiency. Current research focus on improving the functional properties of 420 stainless steel specimens which are fabricated by Direct Metal LASER Sintering (DMLS) process and infiltrated with bronze for improving the density. Also post processing i.e. annealing, deep cryogenic treatment and tempering was performed. By studying the mechanical properties like tensile strength, hardness, wear of material of specimens in as fabricated and post processed condition it was observed that post processing treatment will favours in enhancing the functional properties. Also results are compared with SEM and optical microscopy images in order to determine microstructural changes. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd./p

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