Additive manufacturing can produce parts with intricate shapes and minimal waste, offering excellent potential to redefine the development of metallic components. When 3D printing metallic parts, Argonne scientists found a correlation between temperatures at the surface and defects that form below.
But that potential is restricted by one crucial challenge: managing the defects during the procedure can affect the performance of 3D-printed materials. A recent article published in the Additive Manufacturing journal has now revealed a potential breakthrough solution: temperature data can be used during production to estimate the formation of subsurface flaws, so that they can be tackled immediately.
A research team from the Argonne National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, along with a collaborator, who is currently at Texas A&M University, has identified the possibility. Ultimately you would be able to print something and collect temperature data at the source and you […]
So-called 3D printing, sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, is still very early in its evolution, using a...