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Additive and Traditionally Manufactured Components: A Comparative Analysis of Mechanical Properties
looks at the mechanical properties of materials produced by additive manufacturing (AM) and compares those results with the values obtained by conventional methods. Since the production of objects by AM techniques can be for a broad array of materials, the alloys presented are the most commonly known to be produced by AM - Al alloys, Ti alloys and steel. The work begins with an overview of AM processes and lists the six main types of techniques: Fused Deposition Method (FDM), Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), Inkjet Printing, Stereolithography (SLA), Direct Energy Deposition (DED) and Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), and follows with a more detailed description of these techniques being utilized for fabrication. Testing of AM fabricated specimens including tension, compression and hardness is included, along with a comparison of those results to specimens obtained by conventional fabrication methods. The establishment of a theoretical foundation of the mechanical properties regardless of the production technique is presented. Following the basic concepts related to deformation, deformation phenomena in specimens fabricated by AM is discussed, as well as static deformation, time dependent deformation (creep), cyclic deformation (fatigue) and fracture in specimens. The book concludes with a review of the mechanical properties of nanoscale specimens obtained by AM.
- AM processes are accompanied by mathematical expressions, which can be utilized for experimental design
- Includes a review of dislocations observed in specimens obtained by AM
- Compares the impact of both additive and traditional manufacturing techniques on the mechanical properties of materials