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Additive manufacturing with friction surface cladding

Deunk, F.H.J. (2015) Additive manufacturing with friction surface cladding.

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Abstract:In the recent years the interest in Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D-printing, has grown. One of the challenges still remaining in the field of AM is the printing with aluminum. The Chair of Production Technology at the University of Twente (UTwente) is active in the research of Friction Surface Cladding (FSC). The research uses FSC as a start for AM. The research is split into three parts to answer the feasibility question of FSC for AM. The first part analyzes the cladding of commercially pure aluminum (AA1050) regarding multiple layers and different surface geometries. Thereafter cladding hard aluminum (AA2024-T351) on itself and the design of a continuous cladding tool are investigated. The conclusion of this research is that the use of FSC as an AM process appears promising. Multiple cladding is realized by parallel and overlap cladding, while it is also possible to fill and correct surface irregularities. The cladding of AA2024 on itself is stable and gives good results. The main challenge in using FSC for AM is in change from a single run experimental setup to a continuous AM process.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
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