Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009015

Material Properties, Structural Designs, and Printing Technologies

Sensors integration in additive DMLS metal parts

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Giorgio De Pasquale (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Alberto Buffon (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Lorenzo Bongiorni (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Abstract

The fabrication of metal parts by laser-based additive manufacturing (AM) processes is providing many applications in the medical field. The layer-by-layer growth of the component provided by powder micromelting allows, at least in theory, the incorporation of discrete sensors and wires inside the metal material. However, several process-related issues make this operation very challenging. This paper introduces the incorporation of thermal and inertial sensors inside 17-4PH steel specimens fabricated by DMLS (direct metal laser sintering) process (PCT/IB2019/053581, 02/05/2018). In the final configuration, the sensors are totally encased into the continuous metal parts with complete protection against contamination and tampering.

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De Pasquale, G., Buffon, A., & Bongiorni, L. (2020). Sensors integration in additive DMLS metal parts. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009015