Laser Power and Powder flow rate influence on the metallurgy and microhardness of Laser metal Deposited Titanium alloy.

R. M. Mahamood*, E. T. Akinlabi

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The effect of laser power and powder flow rate on properties of laser metal deposited titanium alloy-Ti6Al4V was studied. The laser power was varied between 1.8 kW and 3.0 kW and the powder flow rate was varied between 2.88 g/min and 5.67 g/min. The study showed that as the laser power was increased or the powder flow rate was decreased, there was an increase in the production of Widmastätten alpha structure that results in low microhardness, while at a very low laser power or higher powder flow rate, more of martensitic alpha structure are observed that results in high microhardness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3678-3684
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC 2016) -
Duration: 12 Mar 201613 Mar 2016
Conference number: ICMPC 2016

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