Fluid mechanics of additive manufacturing of metal objects by accretion of droplets – a survey
Institute of Thermomechanics v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Dolejškova 5, 182 00 Praha-Kobylisy, Czech Republic
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Published online: 28 March 2016
Paper presents a survey of principles of additive manufacturing of metal objects by accretion of molten metal droplets, focusing on fluid-mechanical problems that deserve being investigated. The main problem is slowness of manufacturing due to necessarily small size of added droplets. Increase of droplet repetition rate calls for basic research of the phenomena that take place inside and around the droplets: ballistics of their flight, internal flowfield with heat and mass transfer, oscillation of surfaces, and the ways to elimination of satellite droplets.
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