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Solidification of Al12Si Melt Pool in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Original Research Article Open Access Published: 09 A
An understanding of the solidification characteristics of the melt pool during laser powder bed fusion, L-PBF, metal printing is essential to ensure the manufacture of sound parts. This is the main theme of this article where it is attempted to unlock the solidification black box through calculation/measurement of the main solidification parameters of cooling rate, growth rate, temperature gradient, and undercooling. The very small melt pool size and its rapid cooling hinder the application of conventional tools to extract such information. A knowledge of these parameters and their effect on the microstructure and morphology of constituent phases could help to better control the L-PBF...