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The Experimental Assessment of Deformation and Springback Behavior for Additive Manufactured Ti6Al4V

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In this study, heat treatment was applied to Ti6Al4V materials produced by the selective laser melting (SLM) method at 550 ℃, 800 ℃, 950 ℃, and 1080 ℃ temperatures, and the effect of this process on microstructure and mechanical properties was also investigated. Moreover, the parts produced with the additive manufacturing technique can be exposed to many loads at the place of use. Therefore, to determine the resistance of the materials against bending, the V bending process was applied to the materials in 6-, 7.5-, and 9-degree dies. XRD and SEM investigated the microstructure and optical microscope changes, and the mechanical properties were examined by uniaxial tensile test and microhardness analysis. In the test samples, pore and unmelted powder particles due to production in the microstructure were observed, and it was observed that the grain sizes increased with the increase in the heat treatment temperature. It was observed that samples HT550, HT800, and HT950 were shaped without breaking in the bending process in the 6-degree die, and all the samples were broken in the experiments performed in the 7.5- and 9-degree die.

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This article was supported by the Manisa Celal Bayar University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit (Project number 2020/47).

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Aydın, K., Karamolla, M., Karaağaç, İ. et al. The Experimental Assessment of Deformation and Springback Behavior for Additive Manufactured Ti6Al4V. Arab J Sci Eng 48, 11773–11780 (2023).

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