Additive manufacturing with friction welding and friction deposition processes
by J.J.S. Dilip; G.D. Janaki Ram; B.E. Stucker
International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing (IJRAPIDM), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012

Abstract: Most of the commercially available additive manufacturing processes that are meant for fabrication of fully dense metallic parts involve melting and solidification. Consequently, these processes suffer from a variety of metallurgical problems. Processes that can facilitate material addition in solid-state are therefore ideally suited for additive manufacturing. In this work, we explore two new solid-state processes, viz. friction welding and friction deposition, for additive manufacturing. Stainless steel samples produced using these processes showed excellent layer bonding and Z-direction tensile properties. The authors believe that these processes are uniquely capable and can offer significant benefits over existing commercial additive manufacturing processes.

Online publication date: Wed, 25-Apr-2012

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