Functionally graded material produced using laser metal deposition process

Rasheedat M. Mahamood, Esther T. Akinlabi

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Functionally graded materials (FGM) are advanced form of materials with improved properties when compared to the traditional composite materials. Two materials which cannot be alloyed because of wide difference in their melting point can readily be combined using laser metal deposition process which is an additive manufacturing process. Laser metal deposition (LMD) process can handle more than one material simultaneously which makes it a candidate manufacturing process for producing FGM. LMD is capable of producing three dimensional (3D) part directly from the 3D image of the part by adding materials layer by layer thereby reducing the buy-to-fly ratio of aerospace part. In this chapter, laser metal deposition of titanium alloy composite are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdditive Manufacturing (AM)
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Technologies, Applications and Economic Implications
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781634826570
ISBN (Print)9781634638500
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Lasermetal deposition
  • Titanium alloy
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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