Authors: Chehreh, Abootorab Baqerzadeh
Strauch, Anna
Großwendt, Felix
Röttger, Arne
Fechte-Heinen, Rainer
Theisen, Werner
Walther, Frank
Title: Influence of different alloying strategies on the mechanical behavior of tool steel produced by laser-powder bed fusion
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Additive manufacturing is a high-potential technique that allows the production of components with almost no limitation in complexity. However, one of the main factors that still limits the laser-based additive manufacturing is a lack of processable alloys such as carbon martensitic hardenable tool steels, which are rarely investigated due to their susceptibility to cold cracking. Therefore, this study aimed to expand the variety of steels for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) by investigating an alternative alloying strategy for hot work tool steel powder. In this study, a comprehensive investigation was performed on the powder and L-PBF processed specimen properties and their correlation with the existing defects. Cubical specimens were created using the following two alloying strategies by means of L-PBF: conventional pre-alloyed gas-atomized powder and a mixture of gas-atomized powder with mechanically crushed pure elements and ferroalloys. The influence of the particle parameters such as morphology were correlated to the defect density and resulting quasi-static mechanical properties. Micromechanical behavior and damage evolution of the processed specimens were investigated using in situ computed tomography. It was shown that the properties of the L-PBF processed specimens obtained from the powder mixture performs equal or better compared to the specimens produced from conventional powder.
Subject Headings: Powder mixing
New alloying strategies for additive manufacturing
Tool steel
Laser-powder bed fusion (L-PBF)
Compression test
Computed tomography
Subject Headings (RSWK): Rapid Prototyping <Fertigung>
Selektives Laserschmelzen
Issue Date: 2021-06-17
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