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Fiber laser welding of nickel based superalloy Inconel 625
Author(s): Damian M. Janicki
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the application of single mode high power fiber laser (HPFL) for the welding of nickel based superalloy Inconel 625. Butt joints of Inconel 625 sheets 0,8 mm thick were laser welded without an additional material. The influence of laser welding parameters on weld quality and mechanical properties of test joints was studied. The quality and mechanical properties of the joints were determined by means of tensile and bending tests, and micro hardness tests, and also metallographic examinations. The results showed that a proper selection of laser welding parameters provides non-porous, fully-penetrated welds with the aspect ratio up to 2.0. The minimum heat input required to achieve full penetration butt welded joints with no defect was found to be 6 J/mm. The yield strength and ultimate tensile strength of the joints are essentially equivalent to that for the base material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8703, Laser Technology 2012: Applications of Lasers, 87030R (22 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2013430
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Damian M. Janicki, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8703:
Laser Technology 2012: Applications of Lasers
Wiesław L Woliński; Zdzisław Jankiewicz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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