Mechanical properties of AlSi10Mg alloy processed by SLM

Libor Pantělejev, Roman Štěpánek, Daniel Koutný, David Paloušek


The paper deals with mechanical properties of AlSi10Mg aluminium alloy processed by the selective laser melting (SLM) technique. The influence of surface quality and building orientation of the samples on mechanical properties was evaluated. It was found that orientation of the samples had no effect on tensile properties (UTS, 0.2% proof stress) whereas surface quality had a significant effect. An 11% increase in ultimate tensile strength was found in the case of samples of lower surface roughness, and an increase of almost factor two in elongation at break was found for machined samples in comparison to as-built samples.


AlSi10Mg; SLM; Microstructure; Mechanical properties; Fracture behaviour

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