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Title: Characterization of Additively Manufactured Metals from ADDERE Printing
IMECE2022-88299 Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. has created a novel laser wire metal deposition process, ADDere manufacturing. ADDere has a much higher deposition rate than powder bed fusion, making it ideal for large components. In this project, the mechanical properties of ADDere printed materials were tested and compared to typical values found in ASM publications to show the quality of materials manufactured by the ADDere printing process. A detailed material analysis was performed on samples made from Ti-6Al-4V and 17-4 PH stainless steel. This work builds upon an earlier study of samples made from 17-4 PH that were produced using a single direction pattern. In this project, the 17-4 PH samples were printed in a cross hatched pattern, and testing results were compared to existing data from single direction samples of the previous research. The Ti-6Al-4V samples were created in two builds. One using the uni-directional method and the other with the crossed pattern. Testing specimens were removed from the samples using a water jet cutter and further machined into ASTM tensile bars and metallurgic mounts to perform a thorough material evaluation. The Ti-6Al-4V sample met the expected values in the ASM literature, and the cross hatched 17-4 PH exhibited a higher hardness and better microstructure than the single direction samples from the previous work. It was also observed that when the Ti64 samples were manufactured in the cross hatched pattern, the properties indicated slight improvement and more homogeneity than those printed in single layer direction. The obtained results indicate that ADDere’s printing process can produce highly refined materials that are customizable with their expected uses. This work showcases an excellent industry collaboration of an undergraduate research experience.  more » « less
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ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
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National Science Foundation
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