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Production of metal–ceramic lattice structures by selective laser melting and carburizing or nitriding; pp. 131–139

Yaroslav Holovenko, Lauri Kollo, Marek Jõeleht, Roman Ivanov, Tetiana Soloviova, Renno Veinthal

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) allows obtaining light-weight cellular lattice structures with complex geometry. However, producing metalceramic components, as well as cellular lattice structures, by SLM is limited. The present study focuses on obtaining metalceramic lattice structures by a two-step approach: SLM and post-processing. Nitriding and carburizing were applied to stainless steel cellular lattice structures. A set of post-processing parameters is estimated in order to nitridize and carburize metallic cellular lattice structures. Compared to the initial material, post-processed lattices exhibited higher average Vickers hardness values, measured for nitrided and carburized structures at 605 and 576 HV0.3, respectively, while the reference microhardness of steel 316L is 210 HV0.3. The highest average compressive yield strength value for untreated lattice was 60.7 MPa and for carburized lattices, 99.3 MPa.


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