An Overview: Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing for High Temperature Tribology

N Ur Rahman (Corresponding Author), Gerardus Richardus, Bernardus, Engelina Römer, David Thomas Allan Matthews, M.B. de Rooij, Laura Cordova, Ian Gibson, Amir Mahyar Khorasani

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    Laser-based additive manufacturing (LBAM) is a versatile manufacturing technique, extensively adopted to fabricate metallic components of enhanced properties. The current review paper provides a critical assessment of the fabricated metallic coatings and parts through LBAM-processes [e.g., laser metal deposition (LMD) and selective laser melting (SLM)] for high temperature tribological applications. A succinct comparison of LBAM-fabrication and conventional manufacturing is given. The review provides an insight into the sophisticated application-driven material design for high temperature tribological contacts. The review highlights the major mechanisms behind the improvement in the tribology of the laser-deposits; properties evolving as a consequence of the microstructure, lamellar solid lubricants, sulfides, soft metals, lubricious oxides, and self-lubricating surfaces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number16
    Number of pages15
    JournalFrontiers in Mechanical Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019


    • Laser-based additive manufacturing
    • Solid lubricants
    • High temperature tribology
    • Materials design
    • Self-lubricating materials

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