ME 4133/6133 Mechanical Metallurgy

Ti-5553 in Additive Manufacturing


Ti-5553 in Additive Manufacturing



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The advancement of titanium alloys in recent years in complex manufacturing has led to countless possibilities. Through these advancements, titanium alloys such as Ti-553 have been developed and are excellent materials for additive manufacturing. “Additive manufacturing, often known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a process in which a part is built layer-by-layer and is a promising approach for creating components close to their final (net) shape” (Zhang, D., Qiu, D., Gibson, M.A. et al.). This process can create complex structures in a matter of minutes, without many lack-luster issues included in other processes. However, additive manufacturing does not include a simple process to increase grain size and it is an overall longer process. Titanium is a highly sought-after material because of its base unique characteristics. Titanium has high strength, low weight, high melting point, and “has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element” (Ulbrich, 2022).


Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgy


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ti-5553 in Additive Manufacturing