Effect of scanning speed on the surface roughness of laser metal deposited copper on titanium alloy

Mutiu Folorunsho Erinosho*, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Oluwagbenga Temidayo Johnson

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This paper reports on the effect of scanning speed on the laser deposited Cu on titanium alloy substrate. The experiments were conducted by varying the scanning speed from 0.3 m/min to 1.2 m/ min while the laser power, the powder feed rate and the gas flow rate were kept constant. The laser deposited Cu were characterized through the evolving microstructure and surface roughness. Dendrites and acicular were much pronounced in the clad area; found to decrease as the scanning speed increases due to the laser interaction time and the cooling rate. These however, influenced the irregularities in the peaks and valleys of the surface texture. The arithmetic mean deviation, Ra were measured and abridged from 6.70 μm to 1.41 μm as the scanning speed was increased from samples DC1 to DC4. The motivation for this work is to improve the surface performance of Ti6Al4V alloy when exposed and attacked by marine microfouling organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20190297
JournalMaterials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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