Laser metal deposition of titanium composites: A review

Esther T. Akinlabi, Ganiyat A. Soliu, R. M. Mahamood*, Stephen A. Akinlabi, S. Hassan, M. Y. Shatalov, Evgenii Murashkin, O. S. Fatoba

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Composite materials are used for the manufacturing of light weight components and structures in many industries. Composite materials are obtained by combining materials with preferred properties and by synthesizing a new material using two or more materials having the desired properties. The composite material obtained has an enhanced proportion of the desired property of each of the constituent materials. Titanium alloy has been modified by adding another material to it to form titanium composites. Its properties make it suitable for most applications where low density and good corrosion resistance is necessary such as in turbine engine components, high-performance automotive parts, aircraft structural components, marine applications, aerospace fasteners, medical devices, biomedical applications (implant and prostheses) and sport equipment. Titanium composites are often used for surface modification to improve certain mechanical properties. The efficient fabrication of these composite materials is a significant challenge faced by manufacturers. The advent of additive manufacturing technology made it easier to fabricate composite materials like titanium. Laser metal deposition, an additive manufacturing process, is a process that offers excellent opportunities in fabrication of titanium and its composites. This process also helps to fabricate complex and innovative parts which cannot be effectively manufactured using substantial manufacturing process. This paper provides an overview of laser metal deposition processes used for fabricating titanium composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Engineering - Selected Articles from ICMMPE 2019
EditorsSeyed Sattar Emamian, Farazila Yusof, Mokhtar Awang
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811557538
ISBN (Print)9789811557521
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 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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