Selective Laser Melting for Metal Matrix Composites explains in detail the essential preparation and characterization methods for this technology, and explores a range of innovative applications. The subject covered by this book has been the focus of increasing levels of research both in industry and academia globally. The authors have drawn on their influential cutting-edge research to provide a much-needed guide for those investigating or applying this technology. The novel material preparation methodologies addressed here provide new opportunities to expand the applications of additive manufacturing, particularly in industries such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and electronics. These applications, as well as the theory behind this technology are also covered in this book, providing a complete guide which is appropriate for engineers in industry as well as researchers.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction and Basic Principles
2. Guidelines for Selective Laser Melting
3. Preparation and Processing of Metal Materials
4. Preparation and Processing of Metal Matrix Composites
5. Post-Process Treatments
6. Materials Characterization
8. Research Situations and Future Research Directions