2018 Volume 36 Issue 1 Pages 31-38
Current work deals with investigation of the effect of the use of low transformation temperature welding wire (LTT welding wire) on distortion reduction of parts made by wire and arc additive manufacturing technique (WAAM). LTT welding wire and SUS308L wire, which was austenitic stainless steel wire, were used for making WAAM test pieces. Distortion of base plates of test pieces were evaluated by 3D non-contact coordinate measurement system. As a result, longitudinal bending distortion of the base plates of test pieces in which LTT welding wire was partially or fully used was smaller than those of the test piece which was made only by SUS308L wire. Especially, longitudinal bending distortion of the base plates of test pieces which was made only by LTT welding wire was reduced drastically from those of the test piece which was made only by SUS308L wire. However, angular distortion of the base plates were not reduced drastically even if the test piece was made only by LTT welding wire. The difference of the reduction effect of the use of LTT welding wire was discussed by considering the position of neutral plane of each distortion mode.