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S&T Project Number 20035 Final Report: Investigating the Effect of Post Processing Procedures on Corrosion Resistance of Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel

The open circuit potential of cold-rolled and additively manufactured (AM) 316L stainless steel was measured. The AM parts underwent a variety of post-processing procedures including grinding and polishing, heat treatment, and a novel sensitization and etching process (used to remove support material). Microstructures and surface roughness of each specimen were evaluated, and specimens also underwent testing in an x-ray diffractometer. The as-printed specimens had the best corrosion resistance and the heat-treated specimens had the worst.
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Generation Effort S&T Project 20035: Investigating the Effect of Post Processing Procedures on Corrosion Resistance of Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel
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Publisher Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
Update Frequency not planned
Last Update Thursday, October 15th, 2020

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The findings and conclusions of this work are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bureau of Reclamation.