Anisotropic behavior of metals can influence manufacturing processes including acting thermo-mechanical loads and resulting surface layer states. In additive manufacturing, the build-up direction influences material states like microstructure, density distribution and stress fields, possibly leading to anisotropic behavior.
In this work, additively manufactured AlSi10Mg is characterized in tension tests in order to determine the anisotropic material deformation behavior due to the build-up procedure. This was implemented in 2D cutting simulations using finite element method. Additionally, orthogonal cutting experiments were performed in order to determine process forces and chip formation, which finally were used in order to validate simulations.