A Review on the Processing of Aero-Turbine Blade Using 3D Print Techniques

Ayush Sinha, Biswajit Swain, Asit Behera, Priyabrata Mallick, Saswat Kumar Samal, H. M. Vishwanatha, Ajit Behera

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has proven to be the preferred process over traditional processes in a wide range of industries. This review article focused on the progressive development of aero-turbine blades from conventional manufacturing processes to the additive manufacturing process. AM is known as a 3D printing process involving rapid prototyping and a layer-by-layer construction process that can develop a turbine blade with a wide variety of options to modify the turbine blade design and reduce the cost and weight compared to the conventional production mode. This article describes various AM techniques suitable for manufacturing high-temperature turbine blades such as selective laser melting, selective laser sintering, electron beam melting, laser engineering net shaping, and electron beam free form fabrication. The associated parameters of AM such as particle size and shape, powder bed density, residual stresses, porosity, and roughness are discussed here.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalJournal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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