Additive Manufacturing: A Brief Study on Selecting Laser Melting Technology

  • Priyam Deka
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Selective Laser Melting, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Processing Parameters


In today’s day and age of technological advancement, manufacturing plays a vital role in safeguarding our present and building our future. The different ways of machining materials has evolved gradually from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and so on and has reached a point where human civilization has achieved creation of unimaginable technologies to build this world in a better and more efficient way. Additive manufacturing is such an aspect of this technological milestone which is developing vastly. This is a work on additive manufacturing technologies, specifically the use of Selective Laser Melting methods and a discussion of different aspects related to it, such as the processing parameters and the material properties and characteristics of the fabricated part. In simple words, Selective Laser Melting is an Additive Manufacturing method where a high power laser beam is used to melt powdered form of material and put this molten material layer by layer to fabricate the desired part. This review work enlightens the use of Selective Laser Melting in today’s world. This review work provides vital information with regards to the parameters, material properties, material selection and an overview of additive manufacturing specifically the selective laser melting method.


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How to Cite
Deka, P. (2022). Additive Manufacturing: A Brief Study on Selecting Laser Melting Technology. Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (AJCT) ISSN -2350-1146, 8(1), 61-68.

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