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Modeling of selective laser sintering/selective laser melting
Author(s): Connor West; Xuan Wang
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Paper Abstract

Selective laser sintering and selective laser melting are powder based additive manufacturing (AM) process that can rapidly manufacture parts with comparable mechanical properties to conventional manufacturing methods directly from digital files. However, the processing recipe development and design optimization of AM parts are often based on trial and error which erodes the benefit of AM. Modeling is a powerful tool to enable faster development cycle by significantly reducing the experimental efforts. In this paper we discussed the current status of selective laser sintering/melting modeling, in which the laser and powder interaction was studied to understand and predict the process and the properties of fabricated parts. A review of the current approach as well as future directions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10095, Laser 3D Manufacturing IV, 1009506 (24 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256539
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Connor West, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo (United States)
Xuan Wang, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10095:
Laser 3D Manufacturing IV
Bo Gu; Henry Helvajian; Alberto Piqué; Corey M. Dunsky; Jian Liu, Editor(s)

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