|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Alloy Development and Powder Manufacture for Additive Manufacturing
||Performance of PTA AM Components for Mining and Energy Applications
||Jose Mercardo Rojas, Dylan Rose, Tonya Wolfe, Ahmed Qureshi, Gary Fisher, Hani Henein
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Additive manufacturing (AM) has garnered interest in the Canadian Energy Industry, notably for specialized large components for the oil sands industry. These components are designed with the wear resistance properties necessary to combat the aggressive conditions prevalent throughout the oil sands mining process. When a part fails unpredictably, the lead time to order a new custom component can be lengthy, which can be detrimental to processing costs and throughput.
Arc welding processes have been selected to manufacture large scale industrial components, specifically to decrease the build time as compared to other AM processes. Wear resistant, carbide-based, metal matrix composites (MMCs) components have been built by plasma transferred arc additive manufacturing (PTA-AM). The performance of the AM built MMCs is compared to traditional overlay MMC. The challenges of adopting AM technology for large components and the potential benefits to this industry will be discussed.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume