South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
versão On-line ISSN 2224-7890
versão impressa ISSN 1012-277X
YADROITSAVA, I.; ELS, J.; BOOYSEN, G. e YADROITSEV, I.. Peculiarities of single track formation from TI6AL4V alloy at different laser power densities by selective laser melting. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.3, pp.86-95. ISSN 2224-7890. http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/26-3-1185.
This paper describes the geometrical characteristics of single tracks manufactured by selective laser melting (SLM) at different laser powers (20-170 W) and scanning speeds (0.12.0 m/s). Simulation of temperature distribution during processing is carried out. A conclusion about the optimal process parameters and peculiarities of selective laser melting of Ti6Al4V alloy at low and high laser powers and scanning speeds is reached. The analysis of temperature fields creates opportunities to build parts with the desired properties by using SLM.