A study on the influence of substrate pre-heating on mitigation of cracks in direct metal laser deposition of NiCrSiBC-60%WC ceramic coating on Inconel 718

Sadhu, Abhijit and Choudhary, Amit and Sarkar, Sagar and Nair, Amal M. and Nayak, Pravanjan and Pawar, Sagar Dadasahed and Muvvala, Gopinath and et al, . (2020) A study on the influence of substrate pre-heating on mitigation of cracks in direct metal laser deposition of NiCrSiBC-60%WC ceramic coating on Inconel 718. Surface and Coatings Technology, 389. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0257-8972

[img] Text
Surface_and_Coatings.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (6MB) | Request a copy


Direct metal laser deposition of ceramic-metal composite coatings has received much attention in the recent past over other conventional methods due to a large number of advantages. However, formation of cracks due to large thermal gradients and rapid cooling rates limits its application. Therefore, in the present study the influence of cooling rate on crack mitigation in multilayer direct metal laser deposition of NiCrSiBC-60%WC on Inconel 718 substrate has been investigated by monitoring the thermal history of the molten pool using an IR pyrometer. Cracks could not be mitigated by varying the cooling rate through changing the scan speed within the present experimental range of 300 mm/min to 700 mm/min, possibly due to the large thermal gradients build up between the substrate and the deposited clad track. Therefore, in order to decrease the cooling rate and the thermal gradient, and study their effect on crack mitigation pre-heating of the substrates at two different temperatures, 300 °C and 500 °C was employed during the deposition process. Crack-free coatings could be obtained with substrate pre-heating, except at the lower pre-heating temperature of 300 °C and the highest scan speed of 700 mm/min which had yielded a relatively fast cooling rate. Also, at the higher pre-heating temperature of 500 °C and the lowest scan speed of 300 mm/min scan speed micro-cracks were observed inside the coating due to severe dissolution of WC particles making the matrix brittle. Further, residual stresses, hardness and wear resistance of the deposited coating under above experimental conditions were determined and correlated with the cooling rate and the microstructure. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

[error in script]
IITH Creators:
IITH CreatorsORCiD
Muvvala, Gopinathhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2133-3686
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Department of Science and Technology , Government of India, under the FIST Program-2007 ( SR/FIST/ETII-031/2007 ), and Ministry of Human Resource Development and Department of Heavy Industries , Government of India, under the IMPRINT Program-2017 for Project 6917 .
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abrasion wear; Ceramic-metal composite; Direct metal laser deposition; Molten pool thermal history; Residual stresses
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 11:01
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 11:01
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/11043
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.125646
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/16754
Related URLs:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Statistics for RAIITH ePrint 11043 Statistics for this ePrint Item