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Powder Bed Fusion Machine Performance Testing

Published

Author(s)

Shawn P. Moylan, Joseph Drescher, M A. Donmez

Abstract

Unlike conventional machining where there is a near 1:1 correspondence of machine performance to the geometry of the workpiece, the accuracy of the machine components is only one of the contributors to the quality of a finished AM part. Rather, there is interaction with other process variations such as quality of the powder, stability of the laser electronics, etc. that affects all aspects of product quality related to dimensions, surface finish, and properties of the finished components. It is important to understand these relationships and the role of the mechanical accuracy.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2014 ASPE Spring Topical Meeting--Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing
Volume
57
Conference Dates
April 14-16, 2014
Conference Location
Berkley, CA
Conference Title
2014 ASPE Spring Topical Meeting--Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing

Keywords

Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, performance characterization, test artifacts

Citation

Moylan, S. , Drescher, J. and Donmez, M. (2014), Powder Bed Fusion Machine Performance Testing, Proceedings of the 2014 ASPE Spring Topical Meeting--Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing, Berkley, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915792 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created April 16, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017