Study of Different Heat Treatments and Aging Conditions for Observing Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of LPBF Fabricated F357 Alloy
Aluminum F357 is a widely used material for casting in the aerospace and additive manufacturing industry. Heat treatments are commonly applied to some aluminum alloys to modify their properties. With a further study on the aging and performance of the F357 with 3D printing technology, several industries benefit from this; military, automotive, and aerospace are some examples because of the numerous components cast in service. This work presents the mechanical properties of F357 specimens fabricated with EOS technology and subjected to heat treatments. Heat treatment conditions were applied to tensile specimens and tested. Furthermore, the specimens were subjected to artificial thermal aging for 100 h and 1000 h at two different temperatures (285 ºF and 350 ºF), and their mechanical properties were also determined. Finally, remarks on the comparison between the heat treatments and the effect of thermal aging on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the specimens will be presented.
Mechanical engineering|Aerospace engineering
Medrano Balderas, Victor Adrian, "Study of Different Heat Treatments and Aging Conditions for Observing Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of LPBF Fabricated F357 Alloy" (2023). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI30522503.