A Comparison of Weld Properties with or without Filler Wire on Laser Welding of Magnesium Alloy for Car Industry
Magnesium alloys are becoming important material for light weight car body, due to their low specific density but high specific strength. However they have a poor weldability, caused by high oxidization tendency and low vapour temperature. In this study, the welding performance of magnesium alloy was investigated for automobile application. The material was rolled magnesium alloy sheet contains 3wt%Al, 1wt%Zn and Mg balance. The effects of filler wire addition was investigated on 2kW Nd:YAG laser welding. For the results, the mechanical properties of welded specimen were similar with base metal in laser welding with and without filler wire. The bridging ability was improved with filler wire without weld properties deterioration on laser welding of magnesium alloy.
Changhee Lee, Jong-Bong Lee, Dong-Hwan Park and Suck-Joo Na
M. Y. Lee et al., "A Comparison of Weld Properties with or without Filler Wire on Laser Welding of Magnesium Alloy for Car Industry", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 580-582, pp. 489-492, 2008