In the field of manufacturing technology an exciting revolution is in progress today. The different methods of the so called additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are under fast developments. Several versions of them are called 3D printing. Less interest has been given to study the corrosion resistance character of the differently made 3D printed metal alloy items. In this work corrosion behaviour of 3D printed AlMg4.5Mn0.7 alloy samples were investigated. Conventional methods like open circuit potential measurements, Tafel plots taking and scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) – with pH measuring tungsten micro-tip and micro-disc type Pt electrode were used. The metal samples were embedded in epoxy resin. 2D SECM images and line scans were made to see the local changes of oxygen concentration. Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy was used for measuring the metal composition of manufacturing wire and printed sample. The local activity of the surface spots were measured using approach curves recorded in case of ferrocene methanol mediator.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry