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Manufacturing of Fe-Mn-C surface alloys by Nd:YAG and CO2 laser processing
Author(s): Jean-Marc. Pelletier; Michel Pilloz; P. Sallamand; V. Malau; Dominique F. Grevey; A. B. Vannes
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Paper Abstract

In order to obtain a good behavior in dynamic conditions, it is often necessary to manufacture surface alloys with conflicting properties, for example a high ductility combined with a high hardness or a high yield stress. Iron- base alloys with appropriated contents of manganese and carbon can be candidates for such requirements. Particular alloys, known as Hadfield steels, are of major interest. By using either Nd-YAG or CO2 lasers, and by either injection of specific powder or remelting of a predeposited layer with a suitable composition, sound surface layers have been manufactured on steels with either a low or a high carbon content. These coatings with an austenitic structure have an elevated yield stress. After a presentation of the experimental procedures, the new surface alloys are characterized by using metallurgical observations, chemical analysis and mechanical tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2789, High-Power Lasers: Applications and Emerging Applications, (23 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251168
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Jean-Marc. Pelletier, GEMPPM/INSA (France)
Michel Pilloz, IUT Le Creusot (France)
P. Sallamand, GEMPPM/INSA (France)
V. Malau, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Dominique F. Grevey, IUT Le Creusot (France)
A. B. Vannes, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2789:
High-Power Lasers: Applications and Emerging Applications
Georges Sayegh; Michael R. Osborne, Editor(s)

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