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Laser welding of AISI 316L stainless steel produced by additive manufacturing or by conventional processes

Mokhtari, Morgane and Pommier, Pierrick and Balcaen, Yannick and Alexis, Joël Laser welding of AISI 316L stainless steel produced by additive manufacturing or by conventional processes. (2021) Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 5(4) (136). 1-14. ISSN 2504-4494

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp5040136

Abstract

Among all the additive manufacturing techniques, Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LBPF), also called Selective Laser Melting (SLM), is the most common technique due to its high capability of building complex parts with generally improved mechanical properties. One of the main drawbacks of this technique is the sample size limitation, which depends on elaborating chamber dimensions. In this study, we investigate the viability of obtaining large parts with the laser welding of additive manufactured plates. A comparison of the microstructure and the tensile mechanical properties of SLM-welded plates and cold-rolled welded plates was performed. This paper shows the possibility of obtaining defect-free parts. Even if welding has a low impact on the microstructure of the SLM samples, fractures are located on the fusion zone, and a decrease in ductility of around 30% compared to the base metal is observed.

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Additional Information:Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:13 Jan 2022 13:44

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