Analysis of Three-point Bend Test of Mechanical Behaviour of Additively Manufactured AlSi10Mg by DMLS
In recent years the industry has faced a lot of developments in the Additive Manufacturing Industry. On the other hand, the Automotive Industry has skyrocketed in terms of the new developments. In this research the aim was to look out for these two massive branches fusion and their developments in the research that is being carried out as Additive Manufacturing has been playing a prominent role in every science wing possibly known to mankind today. Aluminium majorly known for its best alloying property, just by making a little fusion would create a magical combination and gives output as desired and expected by the researcher. Also, aluminium components have overcome steel applications in automotive industry long time ago but casting was practised and applied to automobiles. Today, Additive Manufacturing to overcome Casting in this industry has a lot of scope for research. AlSi10Mg is one such alloy which in this research is being fabricated by Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and tested for its flexural strength by following three-point bend test. This would help to understand the Chassis impact members of the automobiles.
Keywords - Additive Manufacturing, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Aluminium Alloy, Flexural Strength, 3point Bend Test.