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Abstract: This article studied A356/316L composites which were fabricated by infiltrating additively manufactured 316L lattices with molten A356. Various tests were conducted on the properties of the composites to determine if the two-step processing used to manufacture them avoided the issues that current fusion-based additive manufacturing techniques have. The thermal conductivity of the composites was determined with the transient plane source (TPS) technique by using a Hot Disk TPS 2500S. The results showed that the thermal conductivity of the composites had an inverse rule-of-mixture dependence on the volume fraction of the 316L cylinders.  

Reference: Materials & Design (2017), 127:346-351

DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.04.072