The mechanical characteristics and the density of the pieces produced by additive
manufacturing with stainless steels have long been studied and are currently very
high, that is, similar if not higher than those of traditionally manufactured parts.
Their resistance to corrosion is less well known and investigated.
To investigate the corrosion behavior, the Metallurgy section of the Department
of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (DCCI) of the University of Genoa
in collaboration with TAV VACUUM FURNACES, the Saiem Srl
company and the CNR-ICMATE of Padua started the study of steel
samples made using the SLM technique (Selective Laser Melting).
Let's discover the interesting laboratory results.