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Azides and nitrides in joints welded by laser using N2 as covering gas
Author(s): Giuseppe Daurelio; G. Dionoro; F. Memola Capece Minutolo; Christos N. Panagopoulos
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Paper Abstract

A large amount of metals and alloys are successfully penetration welded by pulsed or cw laser. The laser welding process requires a gas flow (covering gas) to ensure adequate protection of the melt against atmospheric oxidation. The gas can be supplied in a variety of ways but in many cases the coaxial gas-laser geometry is used. This work is concerned with technological and structural investigations (using SEM and A.E.S. microanalysis) aimed at identifying any particular differences in the welds obtained using N2 instead of He as the covering gas. The investigations conducted on INCONEL 600 and stainless steel appear to provide conclusive evidence that N2 may be readily used as an alternative to He. Very recent works have studied some peculiarities (blanketing, transmission, and process efficiency) of N2 as a covering gas, when used in 2 kW CO2 laser welding. The influence of the covering gas in welding two stainless steels (AISI 304 and 430) and of a nickel alloy (INCONEL 600) using a 2 kW CO2 laser is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144576
Show Author Affiliations
Giuseppe Daurelio, Ctr. Laser (Italy)
G. Dionoro, Univ. di Napoli (Italy)
F. Memola Capece Minutolo, Univ. di Napoli (Italy)
Christos N. Panagopoulos, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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