Increasing part performance by optimized HIP cycles
Ampower Insights Vol. 7 PART 1 investigates AM specific material characteristics of LB-, EB-PBF and BJT which should be amplified or annihilated by an optimized HIP treatment and derives four specific temperature-pressure-cycles optimized for Ti-6Al-4V. In PART 2, to be published in Q3 2020, the resulting material performance of the optimized HIP cycles for all three AM technologies is presented. Resulting porosity, microstructure, tensile strength and fatigue properties will be investigated with over 200 specimen.