This project will require precision machining of metallic constructs in advanced alloys such as titanium and nickel-based alloys that are fabricated using 3D additive manufacturing methods. The additive manufacturing of metal parts provides new opportunities to freely design of parts and products which enhances the productivity. In contrast to this manufacturing process, the surface quality of laser fused parts is limiting the application of such technology on precision manufacturing. This project intends to investigate the structural integrity and global/local structure of additively fabricated metal samples produced by laser powder bed fusion and post-processed with precision machining. The simulation modeling by using finite element software to predict the precision machining outcomes such as forces, stresses, and temperatures will be performed.
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