Solid-state additive friction stir deposition (AFSD) process is a high throughput metal 3D-printing technology. The authors investigated the mechanical properties and microstructures for aluminum 2000 series alloys fabricated by AFSD. Microstructural characterization and tensile testing are performed for various regions of the AFSD parts, and the part’s hardness is also examined. The effects of the processing history on the resulting mechanical strength are discussed.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to understand the effects of processing history to the resulting mechanical strength and micro structure of aluminum alloy (2000 series) parts made by AFSD.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to have a better understanding to the AFSD process of aluminum alloys.