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Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Parts with Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

update:2018-12-12
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Features
Electron beam melting (EBM) is a type of additive manufacturing technologies. EBM uses electron beam as an energy source to melt metal powder and produce metal thin layers. This sequence is repeated in a layer-by-layer manner to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) components.
This technology can produce any kinds of structures based on 3D CAD models and is suitable for custom-made manufacturing.
In addition, our recent studies revealed that the unique microstructure, such as directional solidification and uniform dispersions of fine precipitates, are obtained by EBM; this technology is useful to realize advanced materials that cannot be obtained conventional manufacturing.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry
The EBM technology has received much attention for producing metal parts used in biomedical, aerospace and automotive industries.
Rapid prototyping / rapid tooling is one of the applications of this technology.

Researchers

Institute for Materials Reserach

CHIBA, Akihiko , Professor
PhD

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Publication
Build-direction dependence of microstructure and high-temperature tensile property of Co-Cr-Mo alloy fabricated by electron-beam melting (EBM) [Acta Materialia, 65, 2014, 154–168.]
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