Al-based Metal Matrix Composite Tublar Wires for Additive Manufacturing Deposition


The microstructural characteristics of a GTA weld or additive manufacturing (AM) deposit can be easily adjusted to achieve optimal properties and to mitigate solidification cracking if the composition of the filler wire can be finely manipulated. To this end, tubular wires cored with a custom powder fill can be manufactured.


Industry Sponsor: Elementum 3D

Faculty: Stephen Liu (CSM)

Graduate Student: Ethan Sullivan

Industry Contact: Jacob Nuechterlein