EVALUATION OF STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS FOR NON-COMBUSTIBLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY PRODUCTS FABRICATED BY LASER POWDER BED FUSION UNDER AS-BUILT CONDITION
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It is difficult to evaluate fracture toughness according to ASTM standards for non-combustible magnesium alloy fabricated by Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) in as-built conditions. The reason is its microstructure duality between inner and outer surfaces. The microstructure duality can be eliminated by heat treatment. However, heat treatment reduces the strength of the material by around 11%. Therefore, heat treatment was not performed. In addition, the greatest advantage of LPBF is maximized when it can be used immediately without post-processing. Therefore in this study, the as-built condition was targeted. In the case of non-combustible Mg products, the mechanical properties of the inner and outer microstructures have a non-negligible difference. The difference is expected to affect the fracture behavior, so it is important to consider the difference in microstructure in strength evaluation. Therefore, this paper explains why ASTM standards are difficult to apply to non-combustible magnesium products fabricated by LPBF in as-built conditions with their microstructure differences. Furthermore, the alternative methods for measuring the fracture toughness of metals fabricated by the LPBF in as-built conditions with these characteristics are introduced and discussed.