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Testing for homogeneity and orthotropy of Ti6Al4V (ELI) parts built by Direct Metal Laser Sintering

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dc.contributor.author Malefane, L. B.
dc.contributor.author du Preez, W. B.
dc.contributor.author Maringa, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-12T13:13:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-12T13:13:30Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1232
dc.description Published Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.description.abstract Design of medical prostheses is typically based on the mechanical properties of the materials used. However, apart from non-loadbearing implants, medical prostheses in use are exposed to various forms of dynamic loading. Therefore, to eventually deliver qualified medical prostheses produced through additive manufacturing (AM), it is necessary to develop a data bank on both their static and dynamic properties. This is done here with reference to the fatigue properties of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) of Ti6Al4V (ELI) parts, produced at the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) of the Central University of Technology. In recognition of the effect of microstructure on the mechanical properties of materials, post process heat treatment of Ti6Al4V (ELI) will also be done to produce prostheses with high fatigue strength. en_US
dc.format.extent 828 798 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher 17th Annual Conference of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa en_US
dc.subject DMLS of Ti6Al4V (ELI) en_US
dc.subject heterogeneity en_US
dc.subject orthotropy en_US
dc.subject ultrasonic testing en_US
dc.title Testing for homogeneity and orthotropy of Ti6Al4V (ELI) parts built by Direct Metal Laser Sintering en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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