Experimental Research of Process Parameters in Metal Droplet Deposition Manufacturing
In the droplet-based manufacturing process, the accuracy and density of forming parts are determined by experimental parameters such as the velocity and temperature of substrate, droplets spraying frequency, line deposition space and layer thickness etc. Using Sn60-Pb40, the droplets deposition experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of the parameters on the accuracy and density of formed lines, layers and solids on the experimental system. The experiment results showed that the high quality lines were obtained when the overlapping ratio of the adjacent droplets was controlled around 30% by the substrate velocity and droplet spraying frequency, meanwhile，the temperatures of the substrate and droplet were maintained at 270°C and 140°C, respectively. When the lines deposited space was about 90% of droplet diameter and the layer thickness was about 80% of droplet diameter, good deposition results of layers and solids can be obtained. This work has offered experimental guide for metal droplet deposition manufacturing.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
Y. P. Chao et al., "Experimental Research of Process Parameters in Metal Droplet Deposition Manufacturing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 4028-4031, 2010