Elastic modulus of 316 stainless steel lattice structure fabricated via binder jetting process

Yunlong Tang, Y. Zhou, T. Hoff, M. Garon, Y. F. Zhao

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This study mainly evaluates the elastic modulusof 316stainless steel atticestructuresfabricatedvia binder jetting process. In this present research, both solid and lattice samples are designed and fabricated by binder jetting process for two different types of mechanical tests. Besides experimental study, a numerical model based on energy approach has been proposed to predict the effective elastic modulus of fabricated lattice samples. By comparing the calculated results of the proposed numerical model with the experimental results, the established model is proved to be validated. This numerical model can be used to determine the parameters of lattice structures fabricated by binder jetting process for desired mechanical properties. At the end, both advantages and disadvantages of the lattice structures fabricated by binder jetting process are analysed. Based on this analysis, the potential application and future research work are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-656
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Binder jetting process
  • Lattice structure
  • Stainless steel

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