Corrosion & Additive Manufacturing

AM corrosion schematic

Corrosion Performance of AM alloys

This project aims to study the mechanisms behind the corrosion of metal additive manufactured parts, as they behave differently from the traditional wrought counterparts. The alloys of interest include Ti-6Al-4V, stainless steel 316L, and Inconel 625. We are primarily interested in powder bed methods including electron beam melting (EBM) and selective laser melting (SLM). The unique AM microstructures are related to the corrosion behavior of the alloys.

Students working on this include:

Kevin Zhang

Funding for aspects of this project:

NIUVT  and Office of Naval Research, Collaborators include Serge Nakhmanson (UCONN) and Richard Brown (University of Rhode Island).