Graded structure of laser direct manufacturing bulk metallic glass

Yunzhuo Lu*, Yongjiang Huang, Jing Wu, Xing Lu, Zuoxiang Qin, Dominik Daisenberger, Yu Lung Chiu

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Extending the applications of metallic glasses for use as functionally graded materials could mitigate their intrinsic problems such as limited dimensions. Laser direct manufacturing (LDM) technology is an outstanding and reliable technique to fabricate structural-graded materials. Here, a Zr50Ti5Cu27Ni10Al8 (Zr50) alloy was chosen as the model material to fabricate metallic glass by the LDM. By optimizing the LDM process through the finite-element simulation, a nearly fully amorphous Zr50 alloy with the thickness of larger than 10 mm was fabricated. The structural gradients, induced by gradual variation of crystallinity, were found in the deposited Zr50 metallic glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
Early online date11 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Amorphous materials
  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Laser deposition
  • Laser direct manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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