Influence of Manufacturing Parameters on the Improvement of Surface Quality of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium Alloys: An Overview

Babatunde Olamide Omiyale, Ikeoluwa Ireoluwa Ogedengbe, Temitope Olumide Olugbade, Amos Babatunde Osasona, Peter Kayode Farayibi

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Abstract

Most products fabricated from wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) have been shown to have the undesirable characteristic of poor surface finish, which has effectively hampered their utilisation for industrial applications. There are some metal additive manufacturing defects (some of which are porosity, cracking, poor surface quality, delamination, oxidation, humping effect, and others) in WAAM techniques that have brought shortcomings to the applicability of the products produced from the WAAM system. In this chapter, the significant influence of WAAM manufacturing parameters on the improvement of aluminium (Al) alloy parts and its impact in mitigating the effect of defects arising during the printing of metallic parts have been critically reported and properly documented. This chapter has presented the benefit of optimising WAAM manufacturing parameters and the corresponding surface post-treatment to facilitate a better surface quality of the Al alloy parts produced via this process for practical applications in industries. It also provides a key research background for future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWire Arc Additive Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental Sciences and Advances
EditorsSandeep Rathee, Manu Srivastava
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter9
Pages176-193
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781003829942
ISBN (Print)9781032419145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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