Fig. 3. Comparison of SEM photographs and simulation results of two neighboring aluminum droplets from (a) top view, (b) side view and (c) bottom view. The scale bar is 100 µm.

Abstract

인접한 물방울 사이의 좋은 야금학적 결합은 droplet 기반 3D 프린팅에서 필수적입니다. 그러나 재용해 메커니즘이 명확하게 마스터되었지만, 콜드 랩은 균일한 알루미늄 액적 증착 제조에서 형성된 부품의 일반적인 내부 결함이며, 이는 응고된 액 적의 표면 형태를 간과하기 때문입니다.

여기에서 처음으로 물방울 사이의 융합에 대한 잔물결과 응고각의 차단 효과가 드러났습니다. 재용해의 자세한 과정을 조사하기 위해 VOF (체적 부피) 방법을 기반으로 3D 수치 모델을 개발했습니다. 실험과 시뮬레이션을 통해 인접한 액적 간의 재 용융 공정은 두 번째 액 적과 기판 사이의 과도 접촉에 따라 두 단계로 나눌 수 있음을 보여줍니다.

첫 번째 단계에서는 재용해 조건이 이론적으로 충족 되더라도 콜드 랩이 형성 될 수 있다는 직관적이지 않은 결과가 관찰됩니다. 이전에 증착된 액적 표면의 잔물결은 새로운 액적과의 직접 접촉을 차단합니다. 두 번째 단계에서는 응고 각도가 90 °보다 클 때 액체 금속이 불완전하게 채워져 바닥 표면에 콜드랩이 형성됩니다. 또한 이러한 콜드 랩은 온도 매개 변수를 개선하여 완전히 피하는 것이 어렵습니다.

이 문제를 해결하기 위해 기판의 열전도 계수를 감소시키는 새로운 전략이 제안 되었습니다. 이 방법은 잔물결을 제거하고 응고 각도를 줄임으로써 물방울 사이의 재용해를 효과적으로 촉진합니다.

Keywords: 3D printing; aluminum droplets; metallurgical bonding; ripples; solidification angle.

Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of (a) experimental setup and (b) process principle of uniform aluminum droplet deposition manufacturing.
Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of (a) experimental setup and (b) process principle of uniform aluminum droplet deposition manufacturing.
Fig. 2. Schematic diagram of the numerical model of two droplets successively depositing on the substrate.
Fig. 2. Schematic diagram of the numerical model of two droplets successively depositing on the substrate.
Fig. 3. Comparison of SEM photographs and simulation results of two neighboring aluminum droplets from (a) top view, (b) side view and (c) bottom view. The scale bar is 100 µm.
Fig. 3. Comparison of SEM photographs and simulation results of two neighboring aluminum droplets from (a) top view, (b) side view and (c) bottom view. The scale bar is 100 µm.
Fig. 4. Experimental and simulation images of shape evolution during two neighboring droplets successively impacting at (a) t, (b) t+0.5 ms, (c) t+1 ms, (d) t+2 ms, (e) t+3 ms and (f) t+5 ms.
Fig. 4. Experimental and simulation images of shape evolution during two neighboring droplets successively impacting at (a) t, (b) t+0.5 ms, (c) t+1 ms, (d) t+2 ms, (e) t+3 ms and (f) t+5 ms.
Fig. 5. SEM observation of (a) side view and (b) bottom view of successive deposition of aluminum droplets; (c) enlarged side view of the section of the printed metal trace in (a); (d) fracture of two neighboring droplets; (e) cross-section of two droplets successive deposition; (f) enlarged view of the selected section in (e).
Fig. 5. SEM observation of (a) side view and (b) bottom view of successive deposition of aluminum droplets; (c) enlarged side view of the section of the printed metal trace in (a); (d) fracture of two neighboring droplets; (e) cross-section of two droplets successive deposition; (f) enlarged view of the selected section in (e).
Fig. 6. Simulation results of (a) shape evolution and solid fraction distribution in Y- Z middle cross-section of two successively-deposited droplets; (b) temperature variation with time at three points (labeled A-C) on the surface of the first droplet during the deposition of the second droplet.
Fig. 6. Simulation results of (a) shape evolution and solid fraction distribution in Y- Z middle cross-section of two successively-deposited droplets; (b) temperature variation with time at three points (labeled A-C) on the surface of the first droplet during the deposition of the second droplet.

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