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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Fundamental Aspects and Modeling Powder Metal Synthesis and Processing
Presentation Title Characterizing the Effect of Powder Properties on In-Machine Performance in Powder Bed Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing
Author(s) Ross Cunningham, Ola Harrysson, Jack Beuth, Fred Higgs III, Anthony Rollett
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Ross Cunningham
Abstract Scope This talk outlines an on-going project supported by America Makes that seeks to expand the range of powders available for both selective laser melting (EOS) and electron beam melting (Arcam) AM processes. Multiple material systems of interest with varying size distributions and morphologies were investigated. Size and morphology were characterized using SEM analysis and image analysis software, as well as 3D XCT. Rheological behavior was analyzed on a Freeman FT4 Rheometer. Process variables were adjusted as needed in order to achieve successful builds. Successful results from two new Ti-6Al-4V powders in the Arcam were obtained, one of which has a much larger size distribution than the standard powder, demonstrating the ability to significantly broaden the range of available powders. Porosity in printed material is related to porosity in the powders. Porosity can be reduced via varying the process conditions.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

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Anisotropy of Mass Transfer during Sintering of Powder Materials with Pore-Grain Structure Orientation
Characterizing the Effect of Powder Properties on In-Machine Performance in Powder Bed Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing
Development of Novel Multi-compaction Technique for Fabrication of Hybrid P/M Steels
Dislocation Density Approach to Understanding Sintering Mechanics
Effect of Additives on the Densification Kinetics and Microstructure of Hot-Pressed Boron Suboxide
Engineering the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Titanium Alloys via Hydrogen Sintering and Phase Transformation (HSPT)
Enhanced Texture and Magnetic Energy Product in Alnico Magnets Utilizing Solid State Processing
Fabrication of Ti Powder by Combined Techniques of Cold Crucible and Gas Atomization
Formation of Nano-lamellar Structure in Ni-Al High-density Energetic Material by Cryomilling
Fundamental Parameters for Control of Two-Fluid Close-Coupled Gas Atomization: Process Observations and Modeling with Correlations to Metal Powder Yields
Grain Growth and Densification of Tungsten Nanopowders
Influence of Loading Modes in Spark Plasma Sintering
Influence of the Plasma Gas Composition and Power Level on the Processing of Powders by Induction Plasma
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Mesoscale Modeling of Single Particle Impact Induced Microstructural Evolution during Cold Spray of Aluminum Powders
Microstructural Development in Binary Aluminum-Copper Alloy Powders during Gas Atomization
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Microstructural Evolution in Dilute Mg-X Binary Alloys Processed by Mechanical Alloying
Microwave vs Conventional Sintering of Ti Powders: Comparative Analysis
Modeling and Optimization of Hierarchical Porous Structures during Spark Plasma Sintering
On the Role of Electric Current in Spark Plasma Sintering of Conductive Powders
Optimization of Temperature Regime of Spark Plasma Sintering of AlON Powder
Particle Charging during Electron-beam Additive Manufacturing
Predicting (1) Activated Sintering of Refractory Metals and (2) Flash Sintering of Oxides
Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis for Synthesizing Tantalum Carbide from Ta Metal Scraps
Sintering of Titanium-Magnesium Alloys with Stable Nanocrystalline Structure
Size-Scaled High-Performance Alnico Magnets with Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Near-Final Shape
Thermodynamics versus Kinetics of Grain Growth Control to Enable Stable Nanocrystalline Materials
Titanium-Based Alloys with Gradient Structures Fabricated by Blended Elemental Powder Metallurgy (BEPM)
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