In general, surface of additively manufactured (AMed) metal products has large roughness due to arrangement of bead shapes, and surface irregularities such as spatter and cavity. Furthermore, surface elemental composition of AMed products may be changed from that of metal powder. In this study, efficient surface smoothing and repairing of AMed metal products by large-area electron beam irradiation were experimentally investigated. Experimental results show that spatter and cavity can be completely removed and surface roughness significantly reduces. Elemental composition of AMed surface can be also changed to that of original metal powder due to the removal of oxidized surface.
- Additive manufacturing
- Electron beam machining (EBM)
- Surface smoothing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering