Comparison of AM Titanium Parts from EIGA and Plasma Atomized Ti64 Powders by LPBF
May 5th, 2021, 11am (EDT)
Titanium-6 aluminum-4 vanadium ELI (Ti64) is one of the most common alloys in additive manufacturing (AM) and is used in numerous applications across the aerospace and medical industries, where orthopedic applications have taken the lead in end-use applications. Additive manufacturing of orthopedic implants using Ti64 alloys has been successful across spine, hip, knee, and extremity applications due to the alloy’s inherent biocompatibility and good mechanical properties combined with additive’s ability to tailor porous structures enabling osseointegration and mass customization for better patient outcomes. The number of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved titanium-based AM surgical implants continues to grow as medical OEMs increasingly adopt AM in their production capabilities. In the aerospace industry, several titanium-based additively manufactured parts approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are currently in commercial and military use, with numerous other prototypes making their way toward certification.
In this comparative study, test specimen parts printed by laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) utilizing both EIGA and plasma atomized powders were investigated by comparing their chemical, microstructural, mechanical, and physical properties conducted within the framework of the ASTM F3001 and F3302 standards.
In our upcoming webinar, 5/5 at 11am (EDT), experts from Carpenter Technology will discuss the results of the comparative study.
Meet the Speakers
Radhakrishnan Manjeri, Manager – Strategic Marketing
Dr. Maddy Manjeri is Manager, Strategic Marketing at Carpenter Technology Corporation. His responsibilities include market intelligence and developing business strategy across multiple industry verticals within Carpenter. He has 10+ years of experience in the metallurgical industry working with numerous materials including titanium, nitinol and cobalt-based alloys. Maddy holds an MBA, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering.
William Herbert, Director of Technology and R&D
Will was appointed Director of Technology and Research & Development for Carpenter Additive in April 2019. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Carpenter Technology’s development activities in additive manufacturing (AM) materials and processes, as well as scaling up newly-developed technologies to the production environment. Will manages Carpenter Additive’s global technical strategy, with three teams located across the USA and UK.