Laser Metal Deposition Process of Metals, Alloys, and Composite Materials
This book highlights the industrial potential and explains the physics behind laser metal deposition (LMD) technology. It describes the laser metal deposition (LMD) process with the help of numerous diagrams and photographs of real-world process situations, ranging from the fabrication of parts to the repair of existing products, and includes case studies from current research in this field. Consumer demand is moving away from standardized products to customized ones, and to remain competitive manufacturers require manufacturing processes that are flexible and able to meet consumer demand at low cost and on schedule. Laser metal deposition (LMD) is a promising alternative manufacturing process in this context. This book enables researchers and professionals in industry gain a better understanding of the LMD process, which they can then use in real-world applications. It also helps spur on further innovations.
1 Introduction.- 2 Background of laser metal deposition process.- 3 Laser basics and laser material interactions.- 4 Laser metal deposition process, solidification mechanism and microstructure formation.- 5 Processing parameters in laser metal deposition process.- 6 Laser metal deposition of metals and alloys.- 7 Laser metal deposition of composites and functionally graded materials.- 8 Areas of application of laser metal deposition process.- 9 Laser metal deposition for repair.- 10 Research advancements in laser metal deposition process.- 11 Laser metal deposition of titanium alloy and titanium alloy composite: case studies.- 12 Summary.- 13 References.- 14 Index.
Dr Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, she is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interest is in laser metal deposition process of alloys, composite and functionally graded materials. This is an emerging research area with lots of promises and potentials. This book gives an in-depth knowledge of this subject matter which helps the upcoming researchers as well as professionals or industries that are interested in the laser metal deposition process to have a better understanding of this technology and to help in the development in this field.