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Title: Neutron measurements of stresses in a test artifact produced by laser-based additive manufacturing

A stainless steel test artifact produced by Direct Metal Laser Sintering and similar to a proposed standardized test artifact was examined using neutron diffraction. The artifact contained a number of structures with different aspect ratios pertaining to wall thickness, height above base plate, and side length. Through spatial resolutions of the order of one millimeter the volumetric distribution of stresses in several was measured. It was found that the stresses peak in the tensile region around 500 MPa near the top surface, with balancing compressive stresses in the interior. The presence of a support structure (a one millimeter high, thin walled, hence weaker, lattice structure deposited on the base plate, followed by a fully dense AM structure) has only minor effects on the stresses.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD 20899-6102 (United States)
  2. Intelligent Systems Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD 20899-8220 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22263740
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1581; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 40. annual review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation, Baltimore, MD (United States), 21-26 Jul 2013, 10. international conference on Barkhausen noise and micromagnetic testing, Baltimore, MD (United States), 21-26 Jul 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DEPOSITS; MANUFACTURING; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; NEUTRONS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; STAINLESS STEELS; STRESSES