Selective laser melting (SLM) is a widely used additive manufacturing technique that effectively manufactures complex geometries such as cellular structures. However, challenges such as anisotropy and mechanical property variation are commonly found due to process parameters. In a bid to utilize this method for the commercial production of cellular structures, it is important to understand the behavior of a material under different loading conditions. In this work, the behavior of additively manufactured AlSi10Mg under compression, bending, and tension loads was investigated. Vertical and horizontal build directions are compared for each type of loading. Specimens were manufactured using the reduced build volume (RBV) chamber of the Renishaw AM 250 SLM machine.

Meeting Name

30th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2019 (2019: Aug. 12-14, Austin, TX)


Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Center for High Performance Computing Research


This research is sponsored by the Industrial Consortium of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

14 Aug 2019