The present study analyzed the microstructure and the mechanical properties of AlSi10Mg SLMed bars (10 × 10 × 300 mm) and billets (10 × 100 × 300 mm) before and after the direct aging at 200 °C for 4 h and the T6 heat treatment. The discussed results are compared to those obtained by the AlSi10Mg samples manufactured with the same geometry but using different process parameters (layer thickness higher than 40 μm and a hatch spacing lower than 100 μm) and also through the Quality Index (QI). These work conditions allow the obtaining of a microstructural variation and different tensile properties in as-built top samples. In both batches, the cycle time was 45 h and together with the preheated build platform at 150 °C, induced an increase of UTS (Ultimate Tensile Strength) and yield strength on the bottom rather than the top samples due to the aging phenomena. Upon completion of the direct aging heat treatment, the effects induced by the platform were can-celled, keeping a full cellular microstructure that characterized the as-built SLMed (Selective Laser Melted) samples. Moreover, the Considère criterion and the work hardening analysis showed that the failure occurs after the necking formation in some of the T6 heat-treated samples. In this last case, the Si eutectic network globularized into Si particles, causing a decrease of UTS (from around 400 MPa to 290 MPa) in favour of an increase of ductility up to 15% and reaching a QI in the range 400 ÷ 450 MPa. These values place these samples between the high-quality aluminium cast alloy and T6 heat-treated ones.

Work hardening of heat-treated alsi10mg alloy manufactured by single and double laser selective laser melting: Effects of layer thickness and hatch spacing / Ghio, E.; Cerri, E.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 14:17(2021), p. 4901.4901. [10.3390/ma14174901]

Work hardening of heat-treated alsi10mg alloy manufactured by single and double laser selective laser melting: Effects of layer thickness and hatch spacing

Ghio E.;Cerri E.
2021

Abstract

The present study analyzed the microstructure and the mechanical properties of AlSi10Mg SLMed bars (10 × 10 × 300 mm) and billets (10 × 100 × 300 mm) before and after the direct aging at 200 °C for 4 h and the T6 heat treatment. The discussed results are compared to those obtained by the AlSi10Mg samples manufactured with the same geometry but using different process parameters (layer thickness higher than 40 μm and a hatch spacing lower than 100 μm) and also through the Quality Index (QI). These work conditions allow the obtaining of a microstructural variation and different tensile properties in as-built top samples. In both batches, the cycle time was 45 h and together with the preheated build platform at 150 °C, induced an increase of UTS (Ultimate Tensile Strength) and yield strength on the bottom rather than the top samples due to the aging phenomena. Upon completion of the direct aging heat treatment, the effects induced by the platform were can-celled, keeping a full cellular microstructure that characterized the as-built SLMed (Selective Laser Melted) samples. Moreover, the Considère criterion and the work hardening analysis showed that the failure occurs after the necking formation in some of the T6 heat-treated samples. In this last case, the Si eutectic network globularized into Si particles, causing a decrease of UTS (from around 400 MPa to 290 MPa) in favour of an increase of ductility up to 15% and reaching a QI in the range 400 ÷ 450 MPa. These values place these samples between the high-quality aluminium cast alloy and T6 heat-treated ones.
Work hardening of heat-treated alsi10mg alloy manufactured by single and double laser selective laser melting: Effects of layer thickness and hatch spacing / Ghio, E.; Cerri, E.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 14:17(2021), p. 4901.4901. [10.3390/ma14174901]
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