Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ER-4043 MIG wire


Optimization Of Process Parameters For ER-4043 Aluminum Deposited By Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

A. Sirisha Bhadrakali; K.L. Narayana; T. Ram Prabhu

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 787-795

Manufacturing of a part is done by addition of material which is an Additive Manufacturing (AM), now a days gaining its own importance in Manufacturing scenario because of its wide benefits. Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process is one of the assured options in manufacturing to traditional reductive manufacturing for fabricating large size metal components with complex geometry, which includes wastage of material, time and cost. This processes generally involve high residual stresses and distortions due to the excessive heat input and high deposition rate. The improvements of surface quality and mechanical properties are critical factors in Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing. In the present work, the effect of process conditions, on various parameters for Wire-Arc Additive manufactured aluminum alloy components based on Taguchi design of experiments were studied.