Functionally Graded Alloys Obtained by Additive Manufacturing


  • The authors would like to thank Mr. A. Thiemann and Mr. M. E. Aydinöz for their help with the experiments.



In the current study, selective laser melting is employed for direct manufacturing of functionally graded materials. An appropriate set of processing parameters allowing for direct microstructure manipulation of stainless steel is presented. Thorough analyses reveal a steep microstructural gradient resulting in distinct local mechanical properties. The process introduced will further give raise to the rapidly evolving field of additive manufacturing.