The creep response of the 17-4PH precipitation hardening steel produced by a new additive manufacturing technology (Bound Metal Deposition) was investigated at 482 degrees C (900 degrees F), under stresses ranging from 350 to 600 MPa. Two different sets of samples produced with different deposition parameters were considered. Prior heat treatment consisted of ageing either at 482 degrees C (state H900) or at 621 degrees C (H1150). The minimum creep rate and time to rupture dependencies on applied stress were obtained. The creep response in terms of time to rupture under a given stress, in particular, was compared with the only other available literature dataset on a similar steel processed by traditional technologies. The analysis of the experiments demonstrated that the presence of dispersed defects causes, in the Bound Metal Deposited steel, a substantial reduction (35-40%) of the creep strength.
On the Short-Term Creep Response at 482 degrees C (900 degrees F) of the 17-4PH Steel Produced by Bound Metal Deposition / Di Pompeo, V; Santoni, A; Santecchia, E; Spigarelli, S. - In: METALS. - ISSN 2075-4701. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:3(2022), p. 477. [10.3390/met12030477]