MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Additive and Near Net Shape Manufacturing|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
Repairing Ti-6Al-4V aeronautical components with DED additive manufacturing
1 Centrale Nantes / GeM– UMR CNRS 6183, - 1 rue de la Noe, 44321 Nantes, France
2 Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology (JLMT) Centrale Nantes – Naval Group.
3 Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), MANIPAL - 576 104 Udupi Dist., Karnataka, India
Direct Energy Deposition (DED) processes are Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes that provide new perspectives for the manufacturing industry. In particular the area of component repair could highly benefit from these processes. It is consequently necessary to ensure the ability of DED processes, so that the repaired component can provide the same level of service than a new one. This paper focuses on the repair of Ti-6Al-4V parts by powder based LMD AM and investigates its accuracy, repeatability and reliability. At first, an experimental campaign has been carried out to evaluate the characteristics of as-built material. Optimal process parameter selection is made by a porosity and macrostructure analysis. Tensile properties, Low Cycle Fatigue and crack propagation studies have been done on as-built samples (100% AM) and interface samples (50% AM / 50% substrate). The results compare to wrought alloy and validate the relevance of LMD to produce sound repaired parts. In a second section, the paper proposes a semi automatic repair method of Ti-6Al-4V components: the defect geometry and the CAD model of the part to repair are identified from 3D scanning operations. Adapted additive and machining tool paths are then generated on the selected equipment.
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