Advanced manufacturing of compositionally graded composite materials: An overview

R. M. Mahamood, E. T. Akinlabi, G. M. Owolabi, K. O. Abdulrahman

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Compositionally graded composite materials are advanced materials that contain inhomogeneous composition as well as structure that varies across the entire volume and with changing properties. Functionally graded materials are produced through different manufacturing processes, which include centrifugal method, powder metallurgy method, and additive manufacturing technology. Additive manufacturing technology is an advanced manufacturing process used for the production of three-dimensional objects simply by adding materials in layers using the digital image of the component. In this chapter, the production of compositionally graded composite materials using an advanced manufacturing method, laser additive manufacturing technologies, which include selective laser melting/sintering and laser metal deposition/laser material deposition processes are reviewed and the recent research progress is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHierarchical Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Manufacturing, Engineering
EditorsKaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim
Place of PublicationBerlin/Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783110545104
ISBN (Print)9783110544022
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvanced Composites
PublisherDe Gruyter
ISSN (Print)2192-8983
ISSN (Electronic)2192-8991

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