A New Approach to the Fabrication of Thin-Walled Plate Component through Typical Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

M.Sowrirajan*, M.Vijayananthan, G.Seenivasagan, J.Sundaresan

Journal of Advanced Mechanical Sciences. 2022 Mar 05; 1(1): 8-13



             Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) is a trendy practice evolving nowadays for the development of metal parts employing a suitable welding process with the help of automation and additive manufacturing concept. In this work, a new way of fabrication for the metallic components based the geometry a shape of final component is introduced as a typical wire arc additive manufacturing. A thin-walled plate is attempted with AISI 316L grade of austenitic stainless steel using flux cored arc welding process with linear manipulator automation to control the welding torch. The fabricated thin-walled component is found be a successful component but still a lot of quality analysis to be done for making the plate to meet the ensured quality. This Typical WAAM is believed to be a successful approach for the fabrication of metallic plate like components with cost and quality effectiveness.


Keywords: Welding, stainless steel, thin-walled component, plate components, WAAM, additive manufacturing 


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