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Title: NEET-AMM Final Technical Report on Laser Direct Manufacturing (LDM) for Nuclear Power Components

Final technical report summarizes the program progress and technical accomplishments of the Laser Direct Manufacturing (LDM) for Nuclear Power Components project. A series of experiments varying build process parameters (scan speed and laser power) were conducted at the outset to establish the optimal build conditions for each of the alloys. Fabrication was completed in collaboration with Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory (QCML). The density of all sample specimens was measured and compared to literature values. Optimal build process conditions giving fabricated part densities close to literature values were chosen for making mechanical test coupons. Test coupons whose principal axis is on the x-y plane (perpendicular to build direction) and on the z plane (parallel to build direction) were built and tested as part of the experimental build matrix to understand the impact of the anisotropic nature of the process.. Investigations are described 316L SS, Inconel 600, 718 and 800 and oxide dispersion strengthed 316L SS (Yttria) alloys.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, CO (United States). Space Systems Company
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1233481
Report Number(s):
DOE--NE0000542
TRN: US1600196
DOE Contract Number:
NE0000542
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, CO (United States). Space Systems Company
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; INCONEL 600; INCONEL 718; INCONEL ALLOYS; STAINLESS STEEL-316L; LASERS; DATA; DENSITY; MECHANICAL TESTS; YTTRIUM OXIDES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ANISOTROPY; FABRICATION; REACTOR COMPONENTS Additive, Manufacturing, Laser, Sintering, Powder, Alloys, 3D