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Factors Influencing Mechanical Properties Of Additive Manufactured Thin-walled Parts

  • : Patrik Karlsson1, Lars Pejryd1, Christos Oikonomou2
  • : 1Orebro University, 2Uddeholms AB
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  • : 2017


By using the Additive Manufacturing (AM) method it is possible to manufacture components with thin-walled sections and complex geometry. However, it is not clear when the surface becomes the strength limiting factor on thin-walled sections in the components or if the thickness of the components is reduced. Also, the microstructure of AM produced specimens may be heterogeneous and it is not clear how the build direction influence the strength of thin section components. In the present study, the influence of component thickness, surface roughness and build direction on the strength of AM produced components were investigated. Test specimens were manufactured using EOS M290 3D-printer and EN 1.2709 maraging steel powder. To investigate when the part thickness, surface and built orientation becomes the strength limiting factors tensile testing using thin samples built in both  horizontal and vertical build orientation with thicknesses ranging from 0.2 mm to 4 mm was performed. Results on strength limiting factors are discussed.


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