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FLUID MECHANICS OF MOLTEN METAL DROPLETS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V4-N4-403-412

Volume

Volume 4 (2016), Issue 4

Pages

9

Page Range

403 - 412

Author(s)

V. TESAŘ & J. ŠONSKÝ

Abstract

Among basic problems associated with additive manufacturing of metal objects by accretion of moltenmetal droplets is a number of questions of fluid-mechanical character. Authors concentrate attention on two alternative designs of droplets generation: one using centrifugal force and the other with liquid surface deformed electrostatically into a cone producing the droplets at its tip.

Keywords

additive manufacturing, droplets, molten metal