The Effect of Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Pulsed Nd:YAG Welded Thin Ti6Al4V

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Pulsed Nd:YAG has been adopted successfully in welding process of thin (0.7 mm) Ti6Al4V. Laser welding of such thin sheet requires a small focal spot, good laser beam quality and fast travel speed, since too much heat generation can cause distortion for thin sheet weld. The microstructures of Ti6Al4V were complex and strongly affected the mechanical properties. These structures include: α´ martensite, metastable β, Widmanstätten, bimodal, lamellar and equiaxed microstructure. Bimodal and Widmanstätten structures exhibit a good-balance between strength and ductility. The microstructure of pulsed Nd:YAG welded Ti6Al4V was primarily α´ martensite, which showed the lowest ductility but not significantly high strength. A heat treatment at 950 followed by furnace cooling can transform the microstructure in the weld from α´ martensite structure into Widmanstätten structure.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 189-193)

Edited by:

Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang

Pages:

3672-3677

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.189-193.3672

Citation:

Y. Fan et al., "The Effect of Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Pulsed Nd:YAG Welded Thin Ti6Al4V", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 3672-3677, 2011

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February 2011

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