Dr Aaron Tallman | Assessing Uncertainties When Measuring 3D Printed Metal Parts

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The ability to 3D print metal parts presents exciting opportunities to simplify the designs of many advanced technologies, and improve their performance. However, on microscopic scales, printed metals can have defects that cause their mechanical properties to vary unpredictably, lowering the quality of final products. To assess these variations, researchers use a technique named profilometry-based indentation plastometry, or PIP. This technique involves pressing a hard tip into a material on a flat surface, and then scanning a probe across the crater to measure the shape left behind. Read More

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Summary of the paper ‘Uncertainty Quantification of a High-Throughput Profilometry-Based Indentation Plasticity Test of Al 7075 T6 Alloy’, in Frontiers in Materials, doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2022.919797

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