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This article focuses on a study that was performed to understand the effects of powder attributes; process parameters; and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) treatment on the densification, mechanical and corrosion properties, and microstructures of 17-4 PH stainless steel gas- and water-atomized laser-powder bed fusion (LPBF) parts at various energy densities. The results from the study showed the strong dependence of densification, mechanical properties, and microstructures on temperature, pressure, and time during the HIP cycle. The density, ultimate tensile strength, hardness and yield strength of gas and water-atomized LPBF parts increased due to HIP treatment and were higher than as-printed properties. The results also confirmed superior corrosion performance of the HIP treated LPBF parts.

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Harish Irrinki, Subrata D. Nath, Arulselvan Arumugham Akilan, Sundar V. Atre, Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Additive Manufacturing Processes, Vol 24, ASM Handbook, Edited By David L. Bourell, William Frazier, Howard Kuhn, Mohsen Seifi, ASM International, 2020, p 209–219, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v24.a0006621

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