This paper shows some differences in stress-strain behavior of conventional and 3D print SS316L. First, the influence of strain rate on the monotonic curve has been investigated. Specimens produced by Selective Laser Melting technology were not so sensitive to the strain rate. Viscoplasticity has to be taken into account for cyclic loading modelling in the case of conventionally produced SS316L but not for the 3D printed material.

A set of low-cycle fatigue tests was performed on specimens from both used production technologies. Uniaxial ratcheting tests were realized under constant amplitude of stress and varying mean stress. Experimental results show a good ratcheting endurance of SS316L produced by the Selective Laser Melting technology. Biaxial ratcheting tests were realized for 3D print SS316L only. Applied Digital Image Correlation technique makes possible to get more ratcheting curves from each ratcheting test.

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