March 8 – 12, 2020
Aluminum alloys represent an important product group for different engineering applications due to the specific characteristics of these materials. Due to the huge variety of potential alloying elements, resulting in very specific microstructures, aluminum alloys are often designed according to the needs of the application. Considering the use of powder-based processing routes, the inevitable oxide layer which acts as a sintering barrier makes the use of Al based powders challenging and puts limits to the available process routes. Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) methods offer an attractive alternative to overcome such obstacles, but for binder jetting processes the limitations on sinterability have to be kept in mind.
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Bernhard Mais and Tom Pelletiers, "New lightweight alloys for additive manufacturing a powder producers approach" in "Innovative Materials For Additive Manufacturing (IMAM)", Daniel Schmidt, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg Nikhil Gupta, New York University, USA Chua Chee Kai, NTU, Singapore Brett G. Compton, University of Tennessee, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2020). https://dc.engconfintl.org/imam/1