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Modification of structure and properties of materials by laser surface processing
Author(s): Jan P. Kusinski
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Paper Abstract

Different laser processing methods used to modify the surface properties of materials are discussed. Metallographical (optical, SEM, TEM), microprobe, x-ray diffraction, wear resistance and microhardness investigations of 3Cr (0.26%C/3.11%Cr/1.98%Mn/0.5%Mo), 10Cr (0,20%C/9,85%Cr/1.0%Mn/0.5%Al) T15 high-speed tool steel, and ductile cast iron surface treated by a continuous CO2 (with different power), Nd-YAG and ruby pulsed lasers radiation, are presented as an illustration showing the benefits of laser application in modification of material properties. In addition laser alloying of 0.30% carbon plain steel with tungsten is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3187, Laser Technology V: Applications in Materials Sciences and Engineering, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287819
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Jan P. Kusinski, Univ. of Mining and Metallurgy (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3187:
Laser Technology V: Applications in Materials Sciences and Engineering
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Jerzy Kusinski, Editor(s)

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