Masters Theses


Hybrid CNC rapid prototyping of a titanium 6Al-4V - H13 tool steel functionally gradient material by using the Taguchi method and a possible application

Keywords and Phrases

Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP)


"Functionally gradient materials can be used to make revolutionary advances in mechanical engineering and metallurgy. Specifically, the technologies involved with Titanium 6Al-4V are being developed that would benefit greatly from the proper application of functionally gradient materials. Through these experiments, it will be shown that functionally gradient materials can be used to create many different types of material structures and coatings. The main purpose for this experiment is to determine the best process parameters for the laser engineered net shaping of Ti6Al-4V and H13 tool steel functionally gradient material"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Liou, Frank W.

Committee Member(s)

Mishra, Rajiv S.
Landers, Robert G.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006


xi, 93 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 54) and index (pages 55-57).


© 2006 Joseph Hogan Bradley, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Functionally gradient materials
Machine-tools -- Numerical control
Pulsed laser deposition
Rapid prototyping
Taguchi methods (Quality control)

Thesis Number

T 9096

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