This class builds on the material covered in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) overview class (515.656/535.656) and previous Material Science and Engineering courses such as Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials (515.602). Here we will examine the closely linked topics of AM materials and AM processes, with a strong focus on metal materials and the laser-based powder bed fusion processes. Topics will include conventional versus AM materials, meltpool phenomena including solidification, kinetics and solid state kinetics, post-process thermal treatments, the process-properties relationship, in-situ process sensing, indirect process measurement methods and process modeling.

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