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A creep-resistant additively manufactured Al-Ce-Ni-Mn alloy...

Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Acta Materialia
Publication Date
Page Number
117699
Volume
227

Existing additively manufactured aluminum alloys exhibit poor creep resistance due to coarsening of their strengthening phases and refined grain structures. In this paper, we report on a novel additively manufactured Al-10.5Ce-3.1Ni-1.2Mn wt.% alloy which displays excellent creep resistance relative to cast high-temperature aluminum alloys at 300–400 °C. The creep resistance of this alloy is attributed to a high volume fraction (∼35%) of submicron intermetallic strengthening phases which are coarsening-resistant for hundreds of hours at 350 °C. The results herein demonstrate that additive manufacturing provides opportunities for development of creep-resistant aluminum alloys that may be used in bulk form in the 250–400 °C temperature range. Pathways for further development of such alloys are identified.