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SURFACE IMPROVEMENT OF ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED ARTICLES PRODUCED WITH ALUMINUM ALLOYS


Application Date:
May 11, 2017
USPTO Patent:
US 14933154
Abstract:

A method for improving the surface of an aluminum alloy article includes manufacturing the aluminum alloy article using an additive manufacturing technique, wherein the article as-manufactured includes one or more o...

Inventors:
Andy Szuromi, Phoenix AZ (US)
Steve Starr, Scottsdale AZ (US)
Donald G. Godfrey, Phoenix AZ (US)
Mark C. Morris, Phoenix AZ (US)
International Classification:
B23P 6/04 (20170511); B22F 3/105 (20170511); B23K 15/00 (20170511); B22F 3/26 (20170511); C23C 18/38 (20170511); C23C 18/32 (20170511); C23C 18/16 (20170511); C25D 5/48 (20170511); C23C 10/60 (20170511); C23C 18/42 (20170511)

Claims

What is claimed is:

1. A method for improving the surface of an aluminum alloy article comprising: manufacturing the aluminum alloy article using an additive manufacturing technique, wherein the article as-manufactured comprises one or more of cracks, roughness, or porosity at a surface of the article;coating the surface of the aluminum alloy article with an...

Description

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing technologies. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to surface improvement of additively manufactured articles produced with aluminum alloys.

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