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Wire-feed additive manufacturing of metal components: technologies, developments and future interests

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Wire-feed additive manufacturing (AM) is a promising

    alternative to traditional subtractive manufacturing for

    fabricating large expensive metal components with complex

    geometry. The current research focus on wire-feed AM is trying

    to produce complex-shaped functional metal components with

    good geometry accuracy, surface finish and material property to

    meet the demanding requirements from aerospace, automotive

    and rapid tooling industry. Wire-feed AM processes generally

    involve high residual stresses and distortions due to the excessive

    heat input and high deposition rate. The influences of

    process conditions, such as energy input, wire-feed rate,

    welding speed, deposition pattern and deposition sequences,

    etc., on thermal history and resultant residual stresses of AM processed

    components needs to be further understood. In addition,

    poor accuracy and surface finish of the process limit the

    applications of wire-feed AM technology. In this paper, after an

    introduction of variou swire-feed AM technologies and its characteristics,

    an in depth review of various process aspects of

    wire-feed AM, including quality and accuracy of wire-feed

    AM processed components, will be presented. The overall objective

    is to identify the current challenges for wire-feed AM as

    well as point out the future research direction.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Ding, D., Pan, Z., Cuiuri, D. & Li, H. (2015). Wire-feed additive manufacturing of metal components: technologies, developments and future interests. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 81 (1), 465-481.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84942366670

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3938

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 465

End Page


  • 481

Volume


  • 81

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Wire-feed additive manufacturing (AM) is a promising

    alternative to traditional subtractive manufacturing for

    fabricating large expensive metal components with complex

    geometry. The current research focus on wire-feed AM is trying

    to produce complex-shaped functional metal components with

    good geometry accuracy, surface finish and material property to

    meet the demanding requirements from aerospace, automotive

    and rapid tooling industry. Wire-feed AM processes generally

    involve high residual stresses and distortions due to the excessive

    heat input and high deposition rate. The influences of

    process conditions, such as energy input, wire-feed rate,

    welding speed, deposition pattern and deposition sequences,

    etc., on thermal history and resultant residual stresses of AM processed

    components needs to be further understood. In addition,

    poor accuracy and surface finish of the process limit the

    applications of wire-feed AM technology. In this paper, after an

    introduction of variou swire-feed AM technologies and its characteristics,

    an in depth review of various process aspects of

    wire-feed AM, including quality and accuracy of wire-feed

    AM processed components, will be presented. The overall objective

    is to identify the current challenges for wire-feed AM as

    well as point out the future research direction.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Ding, D., Pan, Z., Cuiuri, D. & Li, H. (2015). Wire-feed additive manufacturing of metal components: technologies, developments and future interests. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 81 (1), 465-481.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84942366670

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3938

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 465

End Page


  • 481

Volume


  • 81

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom