The influence of cellular structures on flow stress of high strength components manufactured using SLM

Rasoul Mahshid, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Klaus Loft Højbjerre

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    Additive manufacturing has shown significant improvement in material and machines for high-quality solid freeform fabrication processes such as selective laser melting (SLM). In particular, manufacturing lattice structures using the SLM procedure is of interest. This research examines the effect of cellular materials on compression strength. The specimens are manufactured additively using industrial 3D printing systems from high-strength alloy. The material has the right mechanical properties for manufacturing tool components. This includes samples with solid and lattice structures. The Compression tests are applied to the both samples while they are deformed. The flow stress curves from this research show that using cellular material significantly reduces the yield stress of the samples. This reduction compromises the efficiency of the new structure with respect to the material save.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of euspen’s 16th International Conference & Exhibition
    Number of pages2
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event16th euspen International Conference & Exhibition - East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 May 20163 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 16


    Conference16th euspen International Conference & Exhibition
    LocationEast Midlands Conference Centre
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Additive manufacturing
    • Selective laser melting
    • Lattice structures
    • Compression test
    • Compression strength
    • Tooling application


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