3D Surface Texture Characterisation Techniques for Additive Manufacturing Components

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Additive manufacturing (AM) components feature highly complex geometry (e.g. freeform shapes, lattice structures) and 3D surface topography (e.g. re-entrant faetures, undercuts). X-ray computed tomography (XCT) allows the evaluation of additional AM surface features, such as particle features (e.g. undercuts and overhangs), surface cracks, and open porosity (e.g. open connected sub-surface pores) - the unique characteristics of AM surfaces. An improved understanding of the impacts of these features will assist in efforts to predict the performance of AM parts, e.g. fatigue, heat exchange and osseointegration. However, a daunting challenge is how to characterise them. The Centre of Precision Technologies (CPT) at the University of Huddersfield is developing a spectrum of 3D characterisation techniques to address these challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 ASPE and euspen Summer Topical Meeting on Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781887706551
ISBN (Print)9781713859192
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2022
Event2022 Summer Tropical Meeting: Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing - Knoxville, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 202214 Jul 2022


Conference2022 Summer Tropical Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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