As-HIP microstructure of EBM fabricated shell components

Alexander Leicht, Maheswaran Vattur Sundaram, Yiming Yao, Eduard Hryha, Lars Nyborg, Lars Erik Rännar, Andrei Koptioug, Karin Frisk, Magnus Ahlfors

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Electron Beam Melting (EBM) was used to build Ti-6Al-4V cylindrical shell samples with different wall thickness filled with powder. Built shell samples were HIPed and the difference in microstructure between the EBM-built walls and densified powder inside the shell components was studied as well as the cohesion between these two regions. Components characterization utilizing LOM and SEM+EBSD indicates that columnar grain growth was consistent before and after HIP in the EBM-built part of the components (walls), whereas the densified material in the center of the component had a fine isotropic microstructure, characteristic for HIPed material. The combination of EBM and HIP is shown to be an attractive way of manufacturing complex-shape full density components for high performance applications, involving shortening of built time in the EBM-processing and lead time in capsule fabrication for HIP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld PM 2016 Congress and Exhibition
PublisherEuropean Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781899072484
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Powder Metallurgy 2016 Congress and Exhibition, World PM 2016 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 9 Oct 201613 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameWorld PM 2016 Congress and Exhibition


ConferenceWorld Powder Metallurgy 2016 Congress and Exhibition, World PM 2016


  • Additive manufacturing
  • EBM of Ti64 shell structures
  • Hot isostatic pressing
  • Microstructure of EBM-build components

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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