Dilution Effect during Laser Cladding of Inconel 617 with Ni-Al Powders

Ahmed Ali Moosa, Mohammed Jasim Kadhim, Akeel Dhahir Subhi

Abstract


In this study, continuous wave CO2 laser with 1.7 and 2 kW were used to deposit clad layers of premixed powders of either Ni-10 wt% Al or Ni-30 wt% Al onto inconel 617 substrate. Different cladding traverse speeds in the range 1 to 35 mm/s were used for premixed clad powder of Ni-10 wt% Al and 1.65 to 11.2 mm/s for premixed clad powder of Ni-30 wt% Al. Two powder feeding rates were used, 10 and 8.9 gm/min for premixed clad powders of Ni-10 wt% Al and Ni-30 wt% Al respectively. The other laser independent variables were selected to be constant. The results showed that different percentages of area dilution were found ranging from 3.7 to 78.3% for premixed clad powder of Ni-10 wt% Al and 6.9 to 41 % for premixed clad powder of Ni-30 wt% Al depending on the laser cladding independent variables used. Furthermore, dilution was affected mainly by cladding traverse speeds.


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