Additive manufacturing (AM) is widely recognized as a transformative technology that facilitates production of three-dimensional metal and polymeric parts with intricate geometries that often prove too costly, difficult, or in some cases, impossible to produce using traditional subtractive manufacturing processes. However, the extreme thermal conditions generated during the AM process often create microstructures that have steep compositional gradients and unexpected phases.
|Authors||Levine. L Stoudt. M Lane. B|
|Audiences||Analyst Developer Manager|
|Date||1st April 2018|