Gold Bulletin

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 114–121 | Cite as

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of pure gold

  • Mushtaq Khan
  • Phill Dickens
Open Access


This work presents an investigation into the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of 24 carat gold (Au) powder with a mean particle size of 24μm. An SLM 100 system was used which is intended for production of highly detailed and intricate parts. Gold powder was tested for its properties such as tap density, Particle Size distribution (PSD) and reflectance etc. A suitable processing window was identified and gold cubes were produced using these parameters. Gold cubes were also checked for their internal porosity and mechanical properties.


Selective Laser Melting Processing Window Solid Freeform Fabrication Internal Porosity Rapid Manufacture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Additive Manufacturing Research Group (AMRG), Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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