Among the industrial AM technologies, selective laser melting
(SLM) is the most widespread, thanks to its process stability and its favorable
ratio between costs and part quality.
However, selective laser melted products require coatings for functionalizing
the surface with extra properties and in this article we’ll see how thin film deposition process can be carried out
to coat titanium substrates.
Is it possible to coat the titanium alloy substrates to obtain a good improvement
of the mechanical surface features?
What’s the role of vacuum heat treatments on additive manufactured parts?
Can the laser scanning paths affect the resulting adhesion of the coatings?