Surface Engineering of Materials Through Weld-Based Technologies: An Overview

Magdaline N. Muigai, Fredrick M. Mwema, Esther T. Akinlabi, Japheth O. Obiko

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In this chapter, an overview of welding as a technology for surface engineering is explored. According to literature, all types of welding techniques are appropriate for coating applications. However, as a result of process characteristics, some welding processes stand out. The most used welding techniques in the metal coating are arc welding (MIG, TIG, and PAW) and oxyacetylene welding. In the coating of metals using welding techniques, the coatings produced usually have a thickness that ranges between 1 and 6 millimeters. Applications of surface coating have been studied extensively. Such applications include aeronautic industry, sports, transport industries, petroleum and chemical industries, mining, food, and in the electronic industry. Plasma MIG welding is an advanced plasma process that combines the advantages of both MIG and plasma welding. Applications of plasma MIG welding in the surface coating of metals are expected to be explored extensively in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Surface Coating Techniques for Modern Industrial Applications
EditorsSupriyo Roy, Goutam Kumar Bose
Place of PublicationHershey, US
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781799848714
ISBN (Print)9781799848707
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Chemical and Materials Engineering (ACME)
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2327-5448
ISSN (Electronic)2327-5456

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