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Balling processes during selective laser treatment of powders

Nikolay K. Tolochko (Institute of Technical Acoustics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vitebsk, Belarus)
Sergei E. Mozzharov (Institute of Technical Acoustics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vitebsk, Belarus)
Igor A. Yadroitsev (Institute of Technical Acoustics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vitebsk, Belarus)
Tahar Laoui (School of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK)
Ludo Froyen (Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium)
Victor I. Titov (Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
Michail B. Ignatiev (Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Article publication date: 1 April 2004

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Abstract

The particularities of the selective laser processing of single‐component metal powder layers were investigated, especially the occurrence of the balling‐processes under different processing conditions. During laser processing, sintered, semi‐sintered/semi‐melted or completely melted cakes can be formed. Size and shape of the laser processed parts can change depending on the energy and time parameters of the laser irradiation and on the properties of initial powder layers.

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Tolochko, N.K., Mozzharov, S.E., Yadroitsev, I.A., Laoui, T., Froyen, L., Titov, V.I. and Ignatiev, M.B. (2004), "Balling processes during selective laser treatment of powders", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 78-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540410526953

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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