Direct selective laser sintering of metals

Mukesh Agarwala (Mechanical Engineering Department at the Center for Materials Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)
David Bourell (Mechanical Engineering Department at the Center for Materials Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)
Joseph Beaman (JMechanical Engineering Department at the Center for Materials Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)
Harris Marcus (Mechanical Engineering Department at the Center for Materials Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)
Joel Barlow (Chemical Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Publication date: 1 March 1995

Abstract

Considers efforts to date to produce parts by direct selective laser sintering (SLS) of metals, including post processing to improve structural integrity and/or to induce a transformation. Provides a brief overview of the basic principles of SLS machine operation, and discusses materials issues affecting direct SLS of metals and the resultant properties and microstructures of the parts. Reviews results of past efforts on SLS of metal systems such as Cu‐Sn, Cu‐Solder (Pb‐Sn), Ni‐Sn, pre‐alloyed bronze (Cu‐Sn). Finally discusses more recent efforts on SLS of bronze‐nickel powder mixtures in greater detail.

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Agarwala, M., Bourell, D., Beaman, J., Marcus, H. and Barlow, J. (1995), "Direct selective laser sintering of metals", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552549510078113

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1995, MCB UP Limited

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