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dc.titleDirect laser sintering of a copper-based alloy for creating three-dimensional metal parts
dc.contributor.authorTang, Y.
dc.contributor.authorLoh, H.T.
dc.contributor.authorWong, Y.S.
dc.contributor.authorFuh, J.Y.H.
dc.contributor.authorLu, L.
dc.contributor.authorWang, X.
dc.identifier.citationTang, Y., Loh, H.T., Wong, Y.S., Fuh, J.Y.H., Lu, L., Wang, X. (2003-09-22). Direct laser sintering of a copper-based alloy for creating three-dimensional metal parts. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 140 (1-3 SPEC.) : 368-372. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractDirect laser sintering of metal, as one of the important developments in rapid prototyping technologies, is discussed in this paper. A special copper-based alloy is used for this rapid prototyping process. Experiments on the sintering conditions of this material had been conducted in a self-developed high temperature metal sintering machine. The mechanism of laser sintering for this kind of material was disclosed by SEM analysis of microstructures of sintered parts. The density, surface roughness and mechanical properties of the laser sintering parts due to variation of process parameters were measured and analysed. The effect of process parameters to the accuracy of sintered parts was also investigated. Thus, optimum parameters were obtained for direct laser sintering of three-dimensional metal parts. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.subject3D metal part
dc.subjectCopper-based alloy
dc.subjectDirect laser sintering
dc.subjectRapid prototyping (RP)
dc.subjectSelective laser sintering (SLS)
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentMECHANICAL ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentSINGAPORE-MIT ALLIANCE
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Materials Processing Technology
dc.description.issue1-3 SPEC.
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