A Study of Laser Cladding with 420 Stainless Steel Powder on the Integrity of the Substrate Metal
Laser cladding is a thermal process for depositing a metallic alloy on to a parent metal to repair corrosion, erosion, wear or other physical damage. The present work studies the effects of the laser cladding process on the integrity of metal substrates and the bond between the cladding layer and the base metal. It also evaluates some physical characteristics of the cladding layer, in this case grade 420 stainless steel. The research compares the work with Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding and concludes that, due to the small size of the heat-affected zone, this laser cladding process does not adversely affect the physical properties of the metallic substrates.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
M. Soodi et al., "A Study of Laser Cladding with 420 Stainless Steel Powder on the Integrity of the Substrate Metal", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 949-952, 2011