Near net shape manufacturing of components using direct laser fabrication technology

X. Wu, J. Mei

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Direct laser fabrication (or LENS) has been used to manufacture near net shape components. Good geometry control and surface finish have been achieved. Parts with various geometries, including a certain degree of overhang, have been built successfully using DLF for Ti alloys and SiAl alloys. It has been found that some alloys can be laser processed easily, i.e., have a large processing window whilst others have very small processing windows, in which case the microstructure of the build is very sensitive to the laser process parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-270
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number2-3 SPEC.
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Lasers
  • Microstructure
  • Non-ferrous metals and alloys

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