Additive Manufacturing Using Liquid Metal

Primary author: Steven Peyron
Faculty sponsor: Arda Gozen

Primary college/unit: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus: Pullman


Metal 3d printing has played a role in rethinking our manufacturing methods. Using the study of eGaIn and the numerical model of filamentary metal alloys developed by Dr. Gannarapu et al[1] we are going to evaluate the further nonnoble metals and alloys. We will be examining the oxide skin’s effect on the filamentary shape and strength in the subsequent metals and metal alloys. With that information further research on layer interactions of the oxide skin and the thermofluidic flow of the metal alloys and metals at the mesoscale. We have confirmed the layer interactions of eGaIn act like that of a liquid and the oxide skin does not maintain individual layers while liquid. The next step is to print with a metal that is sold at room temperature. We will start with fields alloy and move on to high-temperature metals.