TIG Welding of Sintered AISI 316 L Stainless Steel
Stainless steel (SS) powders are used in the preparation of sintered SS products. One of the applications of sintered SS products is as filters in the petrochemical and food processing industries. In these industries, the SS filters are subject to severe conditions associated with the removal of solid particles from the fluid. Hence, SS filters should have adequate mechanical strength and high corrosion resistance. Welding can be used to manufacture SS filters. In this study, sintered AISI 316L specimens were welded using the TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) process. The weld joints were examined by optical microscopy and by scanning electron microscopy. Electrochemical polarization measurements were carried out to evaluate the influence of welding on the corrosion resistance of sintered filters.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
M. D. M. das Neves et al., "TIG Welding of Sintered AISI 316 L Stainless Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 454-459, 2010