Printability of H13 tool steel by powder-fed laser additive manufacturing
The scope of this research is to provide a comprehensive recipe for powder-fed laser additive manufacturing (PF-LAM) of H13 tool steel. The H13 components manufactured by PF-LAM can potentially show superior mechanical properties as compared to H13 steel manufactured by conventional methods; however, the process optimization is requisite to achieve the additively manufactured H13 tool steel with satisfactory properties. The process is optimized to acquire the printed parts with minimum defects. This process is capable of remanufacturing and repair of worn and damaged dies sets, offering a complete overhaul with good mechanical properties. The partner organization is benefited from the recipe to tailor the printed parts properties to the industry needs.