The Influence of As-Built Surface Conditions on Mechanical Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Additively Manufactured by Selective Electron Beam Melting

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Sun, Yingying; Gulizia, Stefan ORCID ID icon; Oh, Anselm; Fraser, Darren; Leary, Martin; Yang, Y.F.; Qian, Ma


2016-03


Journal Article


JOM


68


3


791-798


Achieving a high surface finish is a major challenge for most current metal additive manufacturing processes. We report the first quantitative study of the influence of as-built surface conditions on the tensile properties of Ti-6Al-4V produced by selective electron beam melting (SEBM) in order to better understand the SEBM process. Tensile ductility was doubled along with noticeable improvements in tensile strengths after surface modification of the SEBM-fabricated Ti-6Al-4V by chemical etching. The fracture surfaces of tensile specimens with different surface conditions were characterised and correlated with the tensile properties obtained. The removal of a 650-μm-thick surface layer by chemical etching was shown to be necessary to eliminate the detrimental influence of surface defects on mechanical properties. The experimental results and analyses underline the necessity to modify the surfaces of SEBM-fabricated components for structural applications, particularly for those components which contain complex internal concave and convex surfaces and channels.


Springer


Electron beam melting (EBM), Chemical etching, Surface roughness, Ti-6Al-4V, Mechanical properties


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https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1768-y


EP153992


Journal article - Refereed


English


Sun, Yingying; Gulizia, Stefan; Oh, Anselm; Fraser, Darren; Leary, Martin; Yang, Y.F.; Qian, Ma. The Influence of As-Built Surface Conditions on Mechanical Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Additively Manufactured by Selective Electron Beam Melting. JOM. 2016; 68(3):791-798. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1768-y



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