Additive Manufacturing of Micro-Heat Exchangers
Experimental program Development of high-temperature heat exchangers using advanced manufacturing
technologies, mechanical design and materials was focused on the production of micro-heat exchangers by means of additive
manufacturing (AM). The investigated components were processed from Inconel 718, manufactured by Selective Laser
Melting (SLM) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) powder bed based AM technology. Additive manufacturing gives
liberty in the design of the projected components. Metallographic characteristics with micro-tensile tests (M-TT)were the main
objectives of the research.
Index Terms- Additive manufacturing, heat exchangers, Inconel 718, Micro - tensile tests.