Sub-Zero Temperature Effect on Impact Properties of 17-4PH Stainless Steel Processed by Selective Laser Melting


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The Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process has been proved as the most effective method among Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies to produce hard, dense and strong metallic structures with intricate shapes and profiles from wide range of metallic alloys. The SLM generated structures from 17-4PH stainless steel high strength alloys involve layer by layer building up through laser melting of successively deposited powder layers. Therefore, the mechanical properties of such structures need to be thoroughly checked and investigated before putting these materials to practical applications. This research mainly investigates the cryogenic impact properties of SLM generated 17-4PH specimen. These characteristics are very important in applications requiring high strength customized structures that could maintain their mechanical properties at sub-zero temperatures. The experimental analysis proves that SLM is a very reliable technology to produce high strength metallic structures and these specimens can function efficiently in extreme conditions.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 266)

Edited by:

Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Syed H. Masood




S. H. Riza et al., "Sub-Zero Temperature Effect on Impact Properties of 17-4PH Stainless Steel Processed by Selective Laser Melting", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 266, pp. 3-7, 2017

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October 2017




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