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AM&P Technical Articles (2023) 181 (6): 12–16A.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Brenda L. Garcia-Diaz; Dale Hitchcock; George Larsen; Tyler Guin; Bob Sindelar; Rebecca J. Dylla-Spears; G. Jackson Williams; Xiaoxing Xia; G. Elijah Kemp The development of polymers, traditionally neglected in fusion materials research, is crucial to the success of commercial fusion energy...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2019) 177 (5): 46–49.
Published: 01 July 2019
... an inherently safe energy process. In addition, fusion is clean with little radioactive waste and, considering the abun- abandon environmentally unfriendly power generation tech- dance of fuel, relatively inexpensive. nologies such as fossil fuels is creating immense pressure to find sustainable, reliable...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2013) 171 (7): 17–21.
Published: 01 July 2013
...-Pacific regions. To confront these issues, MesoCoat Inc. developed a new cladding technique. The company s CermaClad high-energy-density fusion cladding process addresses most of the concerns associated with current technologies: The process enables application of metallurgically bonded cladding over...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2022) 180 (5): 13–18.
Published: 01 July 2022
... in terms of feedstock and the energy source used to fuse or melt the feedstock into the desired component geometry. Figure 1 provides an overview of the fusion-based processes in which either a powder or wire feedstock is combined with an energy source that melts the feedstock to either create a new...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2012) 170 (9): 24–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Higher solubility of nitrogen is likely the reason for this phenomenon. Hardness testing revealed that shielding gas composition did not significantly impact weld hardness. All laser welds on the A508 steel forging exhibited high hardness in the fusion zone regardless of the shielding gas composition...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2014) 172 (2): 18–23.
Published: 01 February 2014
... layers and building the part up layer by layer following the sliced model data. Following ASTM classification, AM technologies for metals can be broadly classified into two categories: directed energy deposition and powder bed fusion (Table 1). Several technologies fall under each category as branded...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2015) 173 (1): 20–24.
Published: 01 January 2015
... (laser, electron beam, electric arc) that follows a tool path derived from the CAD model. The ability of AM processes such as laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) to create complex geometries has caused rapid growth in a number of industries. Energy savings, less material waste, faster design-to-build time...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2019) 177 (5): 55–66.
Published: 01 July 2019
... power systems. Another project that I serve as PI on is the development of a direct LiT electrolysis process for tritium recovery in fusion energy systems for the DOE Fusion Energy Program. What has been your biggest technical challenge? I think it was developing and testing the electrochemical...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2019) 177 (5): 28–29.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in four technologies: binder jetting, sheet lamination, directed energy deposition, and powder bed fusion. Binder jetting is defined as an additive manufacturing process in which a liquid bonding agent is selectively deposited to join powder materials. This process is also known as ink jet, XJet, digital...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2015) 173 (3): 18–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... vehicle performance and occupant safety metrics. The design incorporates commercially available materials and production processes, achieving a 364 kg (23.5%) full vehicle mass reduction compared to the 2013 Fusion baseline. In turn, this weight savings enables use of a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2023) 181 (6): 17–19.
Published: 01 September 2023
... describes some key developments and challenges related to additively manufactured electric motors in terms of manufacturing, materials development, and design. Copyright © ASM International® 2023 2023 ASM International electric motors Fe-Si alloys laser-based powder bed fusion multi...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2024) 182 (2): 17–19.
Published: 01 March 2024
... from laser cladding (also known by other terms such as laser metal deposition (LMD), or laser beam-directed energy deposi- tion (LB-DED), and laser engineered net shaping (LENS EHLA operates at speeds 10-100 times faster than prevailing methods. As a sustainable alternative to chrome plating, EHLA...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2021) 179 (5): 53–54.
Published: 01 July 2021
... levels in both warm and cold spray coatings, using the inert gas fusion method. Other practitioners have detected the oxygen using high-resolution energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy and have found that most of the oxygen exists near the ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES | JULY/AUGUST 2021 53 7...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2020) 178 (6): 16–21.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., new opportunities are driving research and development of microwave inspection technologies. Microwave (MW) nondestructive testing (NDT) is defined as nondestructive inspection of a material using electromagnetic energy in the microwave frequency range as the interrogating medium. The microwave...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2021) 179 (5): 20–23.
Published: 01 July 2021
... ultimately reduces the ability of a part to withstand tensile stresses and can lead to premature failure[4-6]. Electron beam melting (EBM) is a powder bed fusion technique that uses an electron beam as a heat source to melt powder particles that have been spread over a build plate[7]. Unlike laser-based...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2024) 182 (2): 20–23.
Published: 01 March 2024
... incorporated AM, with over 500 approved parts on multiple ships and submarines, releasing guidelines for the qualification of components produced through powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition (DED). In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued Advisory Circular (AC) 33.15-3, offering...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2023) 181 (3): 20–22.
Published: 01 April 2023
... ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES | APRIL 2023 2 0 httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.amp.2023-03.p020 TECHNICAL SPOTLIGHT ULTRASONIC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION A unique method of additive manufacturing using ultrasonic energy excels at mixed metal applications, earning it the 2022 ASM...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2024) 182 (3): 24–27.
Published: 01 April 2024
... as a game-changer, pushing the boundaries of what is possible across countless industries. One sector that stands to benefit significantly from the revolutionary capabilities of additive manufacturing (AM) is energy storage, specifically the field of rechargeable batteries[1,2]. This article delves...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2023) 181 (1): 12–20.
Published: 01 January 2023
... to other AM methods. Figure 3 compares the build accuracy and build rate of AFSD, directed energy deposition (DED), and powder bed fusion (PBF). The current nascent state of the AFSD technology is commercially available from MELD Manufacturing and is constrained to square cross-section feedstocks...
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AM&P Technical Articles (2017) 175 (6): 18–22.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Additive manufacturing technologies for metals can be broadly classified into two categories[1-5]: directed energy deposition, or DED (Fig. 2), and powder bed fusion, or PBF (Fig. 3). There are several technologies in each category developed by different manufacturers. While PBF technologies enable...