Elimination of Extraordinarily High Cracking Susceptibility of Aluminum Alloy Fabricated by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Journal of Materials Science & Technology
Using the calculation of phase diagrams approach and Scheil solidification modeling, the Al-2.5Mg-1.0Ni-0.4Sc-0.1Zr alloy was designed, intentionally with an extraordinarily high cracking susceptibility, making it prime for solidification cracking during laser powder bed fusion. This study demonstrates the ability to mitigate even the most extreme solidification cracking tendencies in aluminum alloys with only minor alloying additions of Sc and Zr, 0.5 wt.% max. Furthermore, by employing a simple direct ageing heat treatment, good tensile mechanical properties were observed with a yield strength of 308 MPa, an ultimate tensile strength of 390 MPa, and a total elongation of 11%.
Hyer, Holden; Zhou, Le; Park, Sharon; Huynh, Thinh; Mehta, Abhishek; Thapliyal, Saket; Mishra, Rajiv S.; and Sohn, Yongho, "Elimination of Extraordinarily High Cracking Susceptibility of Aluminum Alloy Fabricated by Laser Powder Bed Fusion" (2022). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 304.