Pin on disk wear testing was used to compare additively manufactured binder jet metal matrix composites. The process parameters were changed. The layer thickness and applied forces were varied for the experimental study. Three different layer thicknesses used were, 50μm, 100μm, and 200μm. The pin used was a 420 stainless pin. The wear characteristics of the disk were examined using pin-on-disc method. The material tested was a composite of 420 stainless steel, and 90-10 bronze. Samples were weighed before, during, and after the test to determine differences in mass. Wear tracks were examined using a Scanning Electron Microscope. The results indicated increased wear for both thickness, and larger forces.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Science, Engineering and Technology
Ingenthron, C. (2015). The Effects of Layer Thickness on Dry-Sliding Wear of Binder Jet Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel and Bronze Composite [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/376/
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