|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Using Mechanical Serial Sectioning to Characterize AM 316L Stainless Steel
||Lily Nguyen, David Rowenhorst, Richard Fonda
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Metallic additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly expanding technology that promises to revolutionize traditional processing methods. The unique processing conditions of additive manufacturing often result in microstructures unlike those previously observed in traditional manufacturing. Due to the non-uniform and often directional processing conditions, 3D microscopy is required to gain insight into the effects on its properties, which cannot be captured in only 2D observations. The Robotic Serial Sectioning System (RS3D) is a fully automated mechanical serial sectioning system that can be used to perform large-scale, high-resolution SEM and EBSD imaging. The RS3D will be used to collect the three-dimensional microstructure of an as-built AM 316L stainless steel. This will elucidate the true morphological and crystallographic nature of these grains and provide a good foundation to understanding the mechanisms behind this process.
||Planned: None Selected