Effect of Cr Additives on the Microstructures and Properties of Laser Cladded Ni3Si
Three compositions, (Ni75Si25)-5Cr, (Ni75Si25)-10Cr and (Ni75Si25)-15Cr, have been cladded onto Ni-based suaperalloy substrate by pre-placing laser cladding process with a 5 kW continuous wave CO2 laser. Ni75Si25 was also cladded with the same method for comparison. The process parameters have been optimized to obtain defect free claddings. The microstructure and the hardness of the cladded layers were characterized by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and microhardness measurement. The corrosion resistance of the cladded layers was measured in a sulfuric acid solution.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. F. Zheng et al., "Effect of Cr Additives on the Microstructures and Properties of Laser Cladded Ni3Si", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1319-1321, 2008