Influence of post processing on the mechanical properties and wear behavior of selective laser melted Co-Cr-Mo-W alloys

VAROL T., AKSA H. C., Yıldız F., AKÇAY S. B., Kaya G., Beder M.

Tribology International, vol.192, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 192
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.triboint.2024.109336
  • Journal Name: Tribology International
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Co-Cr dental alloy, Post-processing, Selective Laser Melting, Wear Behavior
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the study, the effect of laser energy density and post-processes (sintering, cold rolling, and hot rolling) on the properties of Co-Cr-Mo-W alloys fabricated by selective laser melting (SLM) are investigated. The samples are fabricated at 83, 125, and 167 J/mm3 of laser energy density to compare their properties. XRD results show that the samples in which ε-Co martensitic phase dominates γ-Co phase are the samples exposed to hot rolling. The highest hardness values obtained with the hot rolling applied after SLM. The hardness for SLM1hr, SLM2hr and SLM3hr is 489.2, 500.4 and 509.8 HV, respectively. The lowest wear rate values are also obtained after the hot rolling post-process, where the highest hardness values and lowest average COFs were obtained.