Direct Selective Laser Melting of Nitinol Powder

I. Shishkovsky, I. Yadroitsev, I. Smurov

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Conditions of a layer-by-layer synthesis of 3D parts made of nitinol by a Selective Laser Melting (SLM) are studied. Full-density 3D parts from nitinol are manufactured by the SLM with preheating up to 500 °C. The effect of different laser parameters on the structure and an intermetallic phase composition of the melted samples is analyzed by the methods of optical metallography, microhardness measurement, SEM, X-ray and EDX analysis. Optimal SLM conditions for NiTi sample's fabrication and eventual biomedical applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-454
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Laser Assisted Net Shape Engineering. LANE 2012 - Furth, Germany
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012


  • Biomedical applications
  • Direct selective laser melting (SLM)
  • Nitinol (NiTi-intermetallics)
  • Shape memory alloys (SMA)


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