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Analysis and development of the laser cladding process
Luleå tekniska universitet.
2002 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis presents an investigation into the laser cladding process using CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers. The work is divided into four papers: Paper one is a literature review of the subject of laser cladding. This presents a general overview of the subject from a practical and theoretical point of view. Paper two is an investigation about the energy redistribution during CO2- laser cladding. Experimental absorption measurements by calorimetry were carried out to separate and analyse how much of the energy is lost by reflection etc. It was found that approximately 60% of the original laser power is lost by reflection. Paper three extends the work of paper two and compares the process efficiency of Nd:YAG and CO2 laser cladding. The energy redistribution during cladding has been analysed for both processes. The Nd:YAG laser cladding process was found to be considerably more energy efficient than CO2- laser cladding process. Paper four presents preliminary experimental results from two new processes; Laser casting and Laser clad-casting. Laser casting is a process similar to blown powder laser cladding but without the final product joined to the substrate. The substrate acts as a mould and the casting retains topological features of the substrate. Laser clad-casting involves the production of a clad layer between machined copper blocks. Clad tracks can therefore be achieved with large depth to width ratios and pre determined cross sections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2002. , 56 p.
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757 ; 2002:13
Research subject
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17388Local ID: 334c93c0-c2b4-11db-9ea3-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:990393
Godkänd; 2002; 20070222 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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