Effect of scanning speed on material efficiency of laser metal deposited Ti6Al4V
- Authors: Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo , Mahamood, Rasheedat M. , Shukla, Mukul , Pityana, Sisa
- Date: 2012
- Subjects: Laser Metal Deposition Process , Material efficiency , Titanium alloy , Laser scanning speed
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5337 , ISSN 2010-3778 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8880
- Description: The study of effect of laser scanning speed on material efficiency in Ti6Al4V application is very important because unspent powder is not reusable because of high temperature oxygen pick-up and contamination. This study carried out an extensive study on the effect of scanning speed on material efficiency by varying the speed between 0.01 to 0.1m/sec. The samples are wire brushed and cleaned with acetone after each deposition to remove un-melted particles from the surface of the deposit. The substrate is weighed before and after deposition. A formula was developed to calculate the material efficiency and the scanning speed was compared with the powder efficiency obtained. The results are presented and discussed. The study revealed that the optimum scanning speed exists for this study at 0.01m/sec, above and below which the powder efficiency will drop.
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The role of transverse speed on deposition height and material efficiency in laser deposited titanium alloy
- Authors: Mahamood, Rasheedat M. , Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo , Shukla, Mukul , Pityana, Sisa
- Date: 2013
- Subjects: Additive manufacturing , Laser metal deposition , Material efficiency , Titanium alloy
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:4895 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/12609
- Description: The most commonly used aerospace titanium alloy, Ti6Al4V, was deposited on Ti6Al4V plate of dimension 72 x 72 x5mm. The laser power of 3 kW, powder flow rate of 1.44 g/min and gas flow rate of 4 l/min were used throughout the deposition process. The transverse/ scanning speed was varied between 0.005 to 0.095 m/sec according to established result of the preliminary study that produces full dense and pore free deposits. The mass of the deposited powder was obtained by weight the substrate before deposition and reweighing after deposition. The substrate and the deposits were thoroughly cleaned using wire brush and acetone to remove unmelted powder particles from the surface of the substrate and the deposit. The height and width of the deposits were measured with Venier Caliper and the material efficiencies were determined using developed equations. The effect of the scanning speed on the material efficiency and deposit height were extensively studied and the results showed that for the set of processing parameter used in this study the optimum scanning speed is approximately 0.045 m/sec.
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