Microstructure Investigations of Powders and Additive Manufactured Parts

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This paper presents an advanced microstructural analysis of the AlSiMg, Ti64, and N700 powders used for additive manufacturing. The internal microstructure of the regular and irregular powder grains were characterized down to atomic resolution by using scanning electron microscopy and high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy.

The accretionary forms on top of the irregular AlSiMg powder grains exhibit a slightly coarse microstructure with a network of eutectic Si consisting of nano-crystallites, suggesting a slower cooling than the grain itself that contain a predominately amorphous Si network.

A nm thin amorphous C layer on the surface of some Ti64 plasma atomized powder grains promoted the attachment of satellites and growth of envelopes. In case of gas atomized N700 powder grains, we identified thin oxide and carbon amorphous layers as well as metal segregations at the interface between the grain body and the accretionary forms.
Translated title of the contributionMikrostrukturuntersuchungen von Pulvern und additiv hergestellten Bauteilen
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalBerg- und hüttenmännische Monatshefte
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental


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