A Numerical Study on the Melt Track in Selective Laser Melting Using Aluminium Alloy 6061
Loh, Loong Ee
Chua, Chee Kai
Liu, Zhong Hong
Zhang, Dan Qing
Sing, S. L.
Date of Issue2014
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2014)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
Selective laser melting (SLM) is a type of additive manufacturing (AM), rapid prototyping or 3D printing method that is capable of building complex metallic structures. In this paper, the relationships of process parameters such as laser power and scan speed with the melt penetration, melt width, mass of material melted and evaporated are established based on a validated FE model on SLM that considers powder-to-solid transition, volume shrinkage and evaporation.
Selective laser melting
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