DEStech Publications, Inc., has published a new Additive Manufacturing resource, Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Materials, Processes, Tests, and Standards, by Leila Ladani, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University.
This book serves as a technical introduction to metal Additive Manufacturing, with a focus on Powder Bed Fusion processes, providing the theory and industry-based practices to design, manufacture, and test metal components via AM.
The book explains the workings and physical limitations of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) and Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technologies in the manufacturing of parts using a variety of metal powders. The physics of powder melting is described, as well as the effects of temperature variables on the properties of a part.
The critical elements of how powder feedstock is chosen and formulated are explained. Processing methods are also described using original design and engineering parameters developed by the author.
Further information is provided on current test methods available for metal parts produced by AM, as well as how to carry out quality control, monitor reliability and implement safety standards. A section is also dedicated to modelling for process design.
Intended as a resource for training and education in metal Additive Manufacturing, each chapter also includes a set of problems for students and practitioners.