Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is actually the most attractive technique in an Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology because of the possibility to build layer by layer up nearly full density metallic components without needing for post-processing. One of the main problems in SLM processes is represented by the thermal distortion of the model during forming; the part tends to be deformed and cracked due to the thermal stress. Therefore, it is important to know the effect of the process parameters on the molten zone and consequently on the density of the consolidated material. Great advantage can be obtained from the prediction of temperature evolution and distribution. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of the process parameters on the temperature evolution in a 3D model. The developed code evaluates the distribution and evolution of the temperatures in the SLM process and simulates the powder-liquid-solid change by means of a check of the nodes temperature.
|Titolo:||3D Finite Element Analysis In The Selective Laser Melting Process|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.2507/IJSIMM10(3)1.169|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|