Experimental Investigation on the Nickel-Based Metal Components Fabricated by Laser Cladding
This paper presents an experimental investigation on the metal components fabricated by laser cladding. In the present study, two process of laser cladding were conducted, that is pre-placed powder cladding and coaxial powder-feed cladding. The effect of processing parameters was studied and optimum set of parameters for the superior surface quality was established by employing the orthogonal design. The fabricated components were subjected to metallographic examinations and micro-hardness measurement. Results indicated that the microstructure of coaxial cladding components was finer than pre-placed powder cladding components. The micro-hardness of the fabricated specimen along and vertical the scanning direction were measured using a HVS-1000 micro-hardness tester with a 200 g applied load. Analysis of the physical properties provided further evidence of differences in micro-hardness produced by different process conditions, and the average micro-hardness value of pre-placed power cladding layer was lower than the coaxial powder-feed cladding layer.
Yingxue Yao, Xipeng Xu and Dunwen Zuo
X. Ji et al., "Experimental Investigation on the Nickel-Based Metal Components Fabricated by Laser Cladding", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 375-376, pp. 338-342, 2008