Laser Direct Deposited Transparent Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Ceramics
This paper investigates the use of Laser Direct Deposition to fabricate transparent magnesium aluminate spinel (MAS) ceramics. Dense MAS ceramic samples are created from a homogeneous mixture of alumina and magnesia precursors without a need of lengthy pre-processing procedures normally required by traditional sintering techniques. The printed samples are verified to be a single MAS phase through X-ray diffraction peak analysis. Cracking and residual porosity are the key issues affecting the optical/infrared transmission of the printed parts. With optimized processing conditions, the parts shift from being translucent to transparent, indicating the potential of the proposed method in direct printing transparent ceramic parts.
J. M. Pappas et al., "Laser Direct Deposited Transparent Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Ceramics," Manufacturing Letters, vol. 24, pp. 92-95, Elsevier Ltd, Apr 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mfglet.2020.04.003
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
Keywords and Phrases
Additive manufacturing; Laser direct deposition; Laser engineered net shaping; Magnesium aluminate spinel; Transparent ceramics
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01 Apr 2020