Tushar Borkar PhD, Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University
Rajarshi Banerjee PhD, Professor, University of North Texas
Laser additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important in advanced manufacturing; current research efforts are focused on optimizing the parameters for processing mature alloys from powder feedstock to achieve properties, at least equivalent to, or better than, conventionally processed counterparts. Laser additive manufacturing also opens up a new horizon in terms of processing functionally graded materials that are difficult, if not impossible, to process using conventional techniques. This presentation discusses a novel combinatorial approach for assessing composition-microstructure-microhardness-magnetic property relationships, using laser deposited compositionally graded AlxCrCuFeNi2.