Effect of Laser Beam on Double Wire Pulsed MIG Welding Process
Based on the coupling of laser beam and double arcs, a novel process was investigated. This research set up the laser-double wire pulsed MIG hybrid welding system. Meanwhile the current and voltage sensors were used to detect welding current and arc voltage wave-form and high-speed videography system was used to observe the metal transfer process and arc behavior. The three signals were acquired synchronously. The results showed that the synergic action of the three different heat sources leads to a change in metal transfer mode. It was revealed that the metal transfer mode was two droplets per pulse in laser-double wire hybrid welding process while one droplet per pulse in double wire welding process with the same certain experiment parameters. And we also discovered that the arcs were attracted strongly by the laser beam.
L. Y. Lou et al., "Effect of Laser Beam on Double Wire Pulsed MIG Welding Process", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 4169-4173, 2012