The EPMA has made available a course covering the use of nickel as feedstock for producing AM parts.

The organization has published videos and pdfs online covering:

  • nickel processability with AM
  • the main causes of cracking and how to avoid them
  • the types and goals of heat treatment techniques
  • interpreting the processability with AM for each alloy with different AM processes and feedstock
  • the applications, recommending processing parameters and shielding gases to achieve quality requirements for a specific part
  • recommended methods to avoid cracking phenomena and solid-state micro fissures, providing alternatives where necessary.

The videos are found here

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

The pdfs can be found here:

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

This story uses material from the EPMA, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.