Intergranular Corrosion of Feedstock Modified—Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel After Sensitization

Journal Article
Corrosion, vol. 79, iss. 6, pp. 624-636, 2023
Venkata Bhuvaneswari Vukkum, Evan Delvecchio, Jijo Christudasjustus, Steven Storck, Rajeev Kumar Gupta
Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), a metal additive manufacturing technique, was conducted on feedstock-modified 316L stainless steel (316L) powder produced by ball-milling of commercial 316L and 1 wt% additive (cerium oxide—CeO2, lanthanum (III) nitrate hexahydrate—La(NO3)3·6H2O, and chromium nitride—CrN). The feedstock-modified LPBF-316L specimens were sensitized at 675°C for 24 h, and the influence of additives on intergranular corrosion (IGC) was investigated following ASTM G108-94 and A262-14 standards. The LPBF-316L with La(NO3)3·6H2O showed higher IGC resistance. The microstructure of the LPBF specimen was investigated and correlated to understand the improved IGC resistance of LPBF-316L with La(NO3)3·6H2O additive.