Additive manufacturing opens new possibilities in the manufacturing industry. 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing. 3D printers will have a significant influence over the industrial market, with extremely positive effects in no time. The main aim of this research is to determine the effect of process parameters of Binder Jet manufactured 420 Stainless Steel (420SS) parts on thermal properties such as thermal conductivity. Different parameters, such as layer thickness, sintering time and sintering temperature were varied. A full factorial design of experiment matrix was made by varying these parameters using two levels. Testing showed that different parameters affected the properties in a different manner. Sintering time was very important property as it changed the composition and arrangement of steel and bronze powder during the sintering process. M-flex 3D metal printer by Ex-one was used to print samples of 420SS.


Patrick Tebbe

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Shaobiao Cai

Committee Member

Kuldeep Agarwal

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Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical and Civil Engineering


Science, Engineering and Technology

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