Post Processing of AM to Improve the Mechanical Properties

Additive manufacturing (AM) with metals is an industry that is rapidly growing. With the development of additive manufacturing, there are a variety of processes that could be used to form the parts. Post processing treatments are used to improve the properties of additively manufactured parts. The different categories of post processing treatments result in different enhanced mechanical properties. It is imperative to understand the post processing treatment processes of additively manufactured steel parts and determine the best processes to achieve as close to wrought properties.