Laser metal deposition of titanium alloy: A review

Bonolo S. Boshoman, Esther T. Akinlabi, Mutiu F. Erinosho*, Oluwagbenga T. Johnson

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Titanium alloys have found great applications in various fields of engineering, namely, but not limited to, the aerospace, engineering, and biomedical industries. The alloys have also found greater applications in the manufacturing industries through Additive Manufacturing technologies and are the attractive choice due to their exceptional resistance to corrosion and high-specific strength among other properties. However, this paper is a collection of the applicable analyses of studies that have been conducted universally in the hopes to overcome the shortfalls of the titanium metals through additive manufacturing. The modern techniques of the manufacturing technology of titanium alloys, the property enhancements that can be achieved through laser metal deposition, and other additive manufacturing technologies of titanium alloys were critically reviewed. The current trends, arguments, and research essentials were highlighted, and it was concluded that the correct combination of process parameters of laser metal deposition undoubtedly can have a positive effect on the material properties of the titanium parts or components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Engineering - Selected Articles from ICMMPE 2019
EditorsSeyed Sattar Emamian, Farazila Yusof, Mokhtar Awang
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811557521
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering, ICMMPE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference5th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering, ICMMPE 2019
CityKuala Lumpur

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