Construction of Cellular Substructure in Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Yafei Wang, Chenglu Zhang, Chenfan Yu, Leilei Xing, Kailun Li, Jinhan Chen, Jing Ma, Wei Liu, Zhijian Shen
2019 Metals  
Cellular substructure has been widely observed in the sample fabricated by laser powder bed fusion, while its growth direction and the crystallographic orientation have seldom been studied. This research tries to build a general model to construct the substructure from its two-dimensional morphology. All the three Bunge Euler angles to specify a unique growth direction are determined, and the crystallographic orientation corresponding to the growth direction is also obtained. Based on the
more » ... Based on the crystallographic orientation, the substructure in the single track of austenitic stainless steel 316L is distinguished between the cell-like dendrite and the cell. It is found that, with the increase of scanning velocity, the substructure transits from cell-like dendrite to cell. When the power is 200 W, the critical growth rate of the transition in the single track can be around 0.31 ms−1.
doi:10.3390/met9111231 fatcat:q4sk37orqbcojbch6dy7e27vr4