Influence of the Heat Treatment on the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behavior of Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V Alloy

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2018.4.52-57

  • Martin Frkan
  • Radomila Konecna
  • Gianni Nicoletto
Keywords: SLM, Ti6Al4V, heat treatments, fatigue, microstructure

Abstract

This contribution deals with the selective laser melting (SLM), which is one of the additive manufacturing (AM) technologies enabling the production of complex parts from metal powder, layer-by-layer wise. This technology uses laser as source of energy to melt a powder to compact state. Properties of final products can be significantly influenced by the process parameters and post-fabricated heat treatments. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a heat treatment on properties of the Ti6Al4V alloy specimens manufactured by Eosint M280 machine by the SLM. Three sets of specimens, treated at different temperatures (730 ˚C, 900 ˚C, 1200 ˚C), resulting in a different structure, associated mechanical and fatigue properties, were investigated.

Author Biographies

Martin Frkan

Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Radomila Konecna

Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Gianni Nicoletto

Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Italy

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Frkan, M., Konecna, R., & Nicoletto, G. (2018). Influence of the Heat Treatment on the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behavior of Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V Alloy. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 20(4), 52-57. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2018.4.52-57
Section
Mechanical Engineering in Transport