Fatigue of Laserbeam Welded Joints of High-Carbon Steel Strips
The high-carbon steel strips are one of the most widely used base materials of bandsaw blade manufacturing. These materials have sufficient strength and ductility to cope with the high fatigue load of the bandsaw blades. These endless strips are produced by welding, and therefore the weld and the heat affected zone have different mechanical properties, like tensile strength and fatigue resistance, than the base material. These properties of the weld can be influenced by preheat and post weld heat treatment. Regarding to the latest industrial requirements, the application of laserbeam welding was examined to produce higher standard bandsaw blade. The laserbeam welded joints has lower heat input and narrower heat affected zone compared to metal inert gas (MIG) welding, which is currently used in bandsaw blade manufacturing. To assure the proper mechanical properties and sufficient resistance to fatigue, an examination was carried out to determine the effect of preheat temperature and post weld heat treatment time on the mechanical properties and fatigue behaviour of the laserbeam welded joint.
P. J. Szabó and T. Berecz
A. Magasdi et al., "Fatigue of Laserbeam Welded Joints of High-Carbon Steel Strips", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 659, pp. 61-66, 2010