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Title: Microstructure and properties of Fe-base alloy fabricated using selective laser melting
Authors: Sun, M.
Lü, L. 
Fuh, J.Y.H. 
Keywords: Hardness
Iron-base Alloy
Microstructure
Rapid Tooling
Selective Laser Melting
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Sun, M., Lü, L., Fuh, J.Y.H. (2002). Microstructure and properties of Fe-base alloy fabricated using selective laser melting. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 4426 : 139-142. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.456802
Abstract: This paper studies recent advances in rapid tooling (RT) of high performance components via selective laser melting (SLM). The present study of SLM focuses on the development of materials used in injection molding. In the process, the pre-alloyed iron-base alloy powder was used to fabricate parts using a 3KW CO2 laser machine. Iron components with nearly full density have been directly produced under suitable laser parameters. The result of the SLM processed parts showed very fine dendrite microstructure. The surface hardness measured is 35-40 HRC, which is comparable to that of the AISI P20 steel (30-35 HRC). The advantages of this technique include elimination of a secondary infiltration process used by former selective laser sintering technology, reduced pre-processing time, and reduction in post-processing steps. The SLM process has a great potential in the field of RT.
Source Title: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/86023
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.456802
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