Journal of Materials Processing Technology vol:211 issue:6 pages:1146-1158
The microstructure and the mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V components, fabricated by two different wire based additive layer manufacturing techniques, namely laser-beam deposition and shaped metal deposition, are presented. Both techniques resulted in dense components with lamellar alpha/beta microstructure. Large ultimate tensile strength values between 900 and 1000 MPa were observed. The strain at failure strongly depends on the orientation, where highest values up to 19% were obtained in direction of the building direction. Heat treatment increased the highest strain at failure up to 22%. The fatigue limit was observed to be higher than 770 MPa. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.