Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, INDIA
In this study, a combined DSC/TGA analysis has been used to rationalize the constant liquid channel width at higher sintering temperatures in H13 tool steel manufactured by binder jet additive manufacturing. Using enthalpy conservation along with coupled DSC + TGA analysis, the phase fractions of liquid and austenite phases during heating and cooling respectively were estimated. The estimates from the DSC/TGA analysis were compared with equilibrium phase fraction predictions from ThermoCalc. The resulting phase evolution was correlated to the as-sintered microstructure to rationalize the unexpected lack of change in liquid channel width at higher sintering temperatures.