Microstructure of SLM Ti-6Al-4V parts subjected to electropulsing assisted ultrasonic impact treatment

E. A. Sinyakova, M. S. Kazachenok, S. V. Panin, S. A. Martynov

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The regularities of the microstructure modification in the surface layer of 3D-printed Ti-6Al-4V parts subjected to the Electropulsing Assisted Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (EAUIT) have been studied. It is shown that the EAUIT parameters exerted a significant impact on the surface morphology and microstructure of the 3D-printed Ti-6Al- 4V samples. Metallographic analysis of etched lateral face of the studied samples has been performed. It is shown that the mode 1 EAUIT resulted in structure refinement of a thin surface layer ∼50 μm thick while in the mode 2 EAUIT treated ones the depth of the modified layer had increased up to ∼80 μm. The modes 1 and 2 EAUIT resulted in increasing surface hardness of the SLM samples from 252 to 256 and 300 HV, respectively. The gradient hardening pattern of the surface layer structure in the SLM Ti-6Al-4V samples through measuring the cross-section microhardness distribution was demonstrated. It is suggested that the revealed bulk microhardness increase in the SLM Ti-6Al-4V sample also resulted from its heating during passing the pulsed electric current.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOil and Gas Engineering, OGE 2020
EditorsAlexander V. Myshlyavtsev, Vladimir A. Likholobov, Vladimir L. Yusha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440159
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2020
Event2020 Oil and Gas Engineering Conference, OGE 2020 - Omsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Feb 202029 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2020 Oil and Gas Engineering Conference, OGE 2020
CountryRussian Federation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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