The Influence of Selective Laser Melting Parameters on Density and Mechanical Properties of AlSi10Mg
A. A., Raus
M. S., Wahab
Shayful Zamree, Abd Rahim
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Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is one of the most effective powder bed technique in the additive Manufacturing (AM) which able to fabricate functional metal parts directly from 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) file data. In this paper, the influence of SLM parameters, such as laser power, scanning speed and hatching distance on the density of AlSi10Mg samples are investigated using one factor at a time (OFAT). Furthermore, the optimum results are used to fabricate samples for hardness, tensile strength, and impact toughness test. It is revealed that AlSi10Mg parts fabricated by SLM achieving the best density of 99.13% at the value of 350 watts laser power, 1650 mm/s scanning speed and hatching distance 0.13mm, whereby resulted comparable and even better mechanical properties to those of conventionally HDPC A360F and HDPC A360T6 alloys although without any comprehensive post processing methods.