|About this Abstract
||2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Powder/Wire Processing of Multifunctional Materials
||Engineered Platelets for Metals Additive Manufacturing
||Vasiliki Poenitzsch, Carl Popelar, John Macha
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
We are investigating engineered metal platelets produced by a vacuum roll coating process for establishing next generation forms of metal additive manufacturing source materials. Platelets are planar particles of uniform geometry and high aspect ratios. Some of potential advantages to vacuum roll coating engineered platelets include precisely controlled morphology (size and shape), increased packing density for the powder bed, ability to manufacture multilayer and/or coated particles, and tailorable material properties including surface textures and chemistries. In this development work, Selective Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing (SLM-AM) test builds were conducted from Ti-6Al-4V platelets made via a vacuum roll coating process. The material properties were characterized and compared against parts built with traditional Ti-6Al-4V powder.