Surface quality improvement of selective laser sintered polyamide 12 by precision grinding and magnetic field-assisted finishing

Surface quality improvement of selective laser sintered polyamide 12 by precision grinding and... Surface quality is essential for additive manufactured components due to the growing demand in various industries. This paper presents an experimental and analytical study on post-processing of selective laser sintered Polyamide 12 (PA12), aiming at improving surface quality and clarifying interrelations between surface quality and process parameters. The effects of post-processes on surface and subsurface characteristics regarding material removal, surface morphology and roughness, hardness, tribology performance were quantitatively evaluated. The results show that after post-processing, the surface roughness of the PA12 components were reduced obviously from over 15μm Ra to 2.85μm Ra and 0.89μm Ra by precision grinding and magnetic field-assisted finishing (MFAF), respectively. The un-melted powder surface layer was effectively removed although the surface hardness was slightly reduced. The MFAF processed surface showed a better tribology performance represented by lower coefficient of fiction and higher wear resistance. Moreover, the results of laser Raman analysis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicated that there were no obvious chemical changes induced on the sub-surface level within 10μm by the post-processes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Materials & design Elsevier

Surface quality improvement of selective laser sintered polyamide 12 by precision grinding and magnetic field-assisted finishing

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0264-1275
eISSN
0141-5530
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.matdes.2017.10.048
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Abstract

Surface quality is essential for additive manufactured components due to the growing demand in various industries. This paper presents an experimental and analytical study on post-processing of selective laser sintered Polyamide 12 (PA12), aiming at improving surface quality and clarifying interrelations between surface quality and process parameters. The effects of post-processes on surface and subsurface characteristics regarding material removal, surface morphology and roughness, hardness, tribology performance were quantitatively evaluated. The results show that after post-processing, the surface roughness of the PA12 components were reduced obviously from over 15μm Ra to 2.85μm Ra and 0.89μm Ra by precision grinding and magnetic field-assisted finishing (MFAF), respectively. The un-melted powder surface layer was effectively removed although the surface hardness was slightly reduced. The MFAF processed surface showed a better tribology performance represented by lower coefficient of fiction and higher wear resistance. Moreover, the results of laser Raman analysis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicated that there were no obvious chemical changes induced on the sub-surface level within 10μm by the post-processes.

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Materials & designElsevier

Published: Jan 15, 2018

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