MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 94, 2017The 4th International Conference on Computing and Solutions in Manufacturing Engineering 2016 – CoSME’16
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Additive Manufacturing and Non-conventional Technologies|
|Published online||04 January 2017|
Research on the mechanical behaviour of an airplane component made by selective laser melting technology
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Machine Building, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, B-dul Muncii no. 103-105, 400641, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The main objective of the presented research consists in the redesign of an airplane component to decrease its weight, without affecting the mechanical behaviour of the component, at the end. Femap NX Nastran and ANSYS FEA programs were used for the shape optimization and for the estimation of the mechanical behaviour of a fixing clamp that was used to sustain the hydraulic pipes that are passing through an airplane fuselage, taking into consideration two types of raw materials – Ti6Al4V and AlSi12 powder from which this component could be manufactured by using the selective laser melting (SLM) technology. Based on the obtained results, the airplane component was finally manufactured from titanium alloy using the SLM 250 HL equipment that is available at SLM Solutions GmbH company from Luebeck, in Germany.
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