BY: L. Mellor, S.P. Edwardson, W. Perrie, G. Dearden, K.G. Watkins Laser Group, Department of Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GQ, UK A study has been carried out on the production of micron and sub-micron features on the surface of a range of metallic materials through laser illumination. Possible application areas for such […]
In many different multidisciplinary engineering applications such as biomedical applications inconsistent material properties are required in order to enhance mechanical properties and functionality of an object. Laser Solid Freeform Fabricationas, an additive manufacturing technique can be used to manufacture fully functional near-net-shape three dimensional objects directly from their CAD model by successive layer-by-layer deposition of metallic materials.