Selective Laser Sintering

  • L. Lü
  • J. Y. H. Fuh
  • Y. S. Wong
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Abstract

For a given material system, the laser energy density, E s is a key factor which affects quality of the laser sintered structure. A laser energy density is defined by the laser power, laser scan speed and laser beam spot size:
$$ {E_s} = \frac{P}{{v\delta }}\left( {J/c{m^2}} \right) $$
(5.1)
where P is the incident laser power (Watts), v, the laser scan speed (cm/s) and δ, the laser beam spot diameter (cm).

Keywords

Nickel Furnace Dust Graphite Carbide 

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  • L. Lü
    • 1
  • J. Y. H. Fuh
    • 1
  • Y. S. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.The National University of SingaporeSingapore

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