Event Title

Wear Properties of 3D Printed Stainless Steel-Bronze Composite

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Kuldeep Agarwal

Mentor's Email Address

kuldeep.agarwal@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

3D printing has brought about a big revolution in the manufacturing industry in the last few years. There are various different materials and processes which are currently being used. One of these processes is the Binder Jet process which works similar to an inkjet printer except that it prints on metal powders. The aim of this research is to study this Binder jet process and to find the properties of materials made from it. We worked on Stainless Steel - Bronze composite material made from the 3D printing process. Different process variables were changed and the parts were made for the study. One of the properties which was investigated was the wear of the materials. Wear is an important property which determines how the parts will behave in service. For example, if we make a piston and cylinder of a car it will wear in service and it is important to understand how this material will work in that environment. We did experimentation based on ASTM standards. Different samples were tested under similar conditions to find out how they wore using a pin-on-disk test. The samples were weighed before and after the testing and the weights were used to calculate the wear rate. The worn pieces were examined under a SEM to see the wear pattern at the microscopic level.

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Wear Properties of 3D Printed Stainless Steel-Bronze Composite

CSU Ballroom

3D printing has brought about a big revolution in the manufacturing industry in the last few years. There are various different materials and processes which are currently being used. One of these processes is the Binder Jet process which works similar to an inkjet printer except that it prints on metal powders. The aim of this research is to study this Binder jet process and to find the properties of materials made from it. We worked on Stainless Steel - Bronze composite material made from the 3D printing process. Different process variables were changed and the parts were made for the study. One of the properties which was investigated was the wear of the materials. Wear is an important property which determines how the parts will behave in service. For example, if we make a piston and cylinder of a car it will wear in service and it is important to understand how this material will work in that environment. We did experimentation based on ASTM standards. Different samples were tested under similar conditions to find out how they wore using a pin-on-disk test. The samples were weighed before and after the testing and the weights were used to calculate the wear rate. The worn pieces were examined under a SEM to see the wear pattern at the microscopic level.

Recommended Citation

Ludwig, Hunter and Tad Joel. "Wear Properties of 3D Printed Stainless Steel-Bronze Composite." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_A/2