Metals and Materials International

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 869–876 | Cite as

Textural Evolution During Micro Direct Metal Deposition of NiTi Alloy

  • Saeed Khademzadeh
  • Paolo F. Bariani
  • Stefania Bruschi


In this research, a micro direct metal deposition process, newly developed as a potential method for micro additive manufacturing was used to fabricate NiTi builds. The effect of scanning strategy on grain growth and textural evolution was investigated using scanning electron microscope equipped with electron backscattered diffraction detector. Investigations showed that, the angle between the successive single tracks has an important role in grain size distribution and textural evolution of NiTi phase. Unidirectional laser beam scanning pattern developed a fiber texture; conversely, a backward and forward scanning pattern developed a strong \(\left\langle {100} \right\rangle\) ‖‖ RD texture on the surface of NiTi cubic samples produced by micro direct metal deposition.


Direct metal deposition Electron backscattered diffraction NiTi Textural analysis 


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© The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saeed Khademzadeh
    • 1
  • Paolo F. Bariani
    • 1
  • Stefania Bruschi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly

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