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Surface alloying of magnesium base alloys with high power CO2-laser
Author(s): R. Galun; Andreas Weisheit; Barry Leslie Mordike
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Paper Abstract

In addition to the well established processes of laser hardening of steel and laser remelting of cast iron, the laser surface modification of light metals finds more and more interest in the research community. While a lot of work concentrates on aluminum and titanium, only a few investigations on the laser treatment of magnesium are published. In this work the laser surface alloying of magnesium base alloys with aluminum, copper, nickel, silicon and combinations of these elements was carried out. In all cases the laser alloying process led to an increase of hardness caused by the formation of intermetallic compounds. This resulted in improved wear resistance and in some cases additionally in improved corrosion resistance.

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Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270179
Show Author Affiliations
R. Galun, Technische Univ. Clausthal (Germany)
Andreas Weisheit, Institut fuer Werkstoffkunde (Germany)
Barry Leslie Mordike, Technishe Univ. Clausthal (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3092:
XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Denis R. Hall; Howard J. Baker, Editor(s)

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