Effect of Scanning Methods in the Selective Laser Melting of 316L/TiC Nanocomposites
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Selective laser melting (SLM) is a promising additive manufacturing process that allows for the fabrication of complex functional components by the selective layer-by-layer melting of particles on a powder bed using a high-energy laser beam. In this study, the SLM process was used to fabricate components of TiC/ 316L stainless steel nanocomposite using various laser scanning methods. The results showed that the laser-scanning method used for the SLM process affects the degree of densification, microstructure, and the hardness of the components produced. We believe that the alternative fabrication route presented in this study should significantly increase the use of nanocomposites.