Performance of additive manufactured Stellite 6 tools in friction stir processing of CuCrZr sheet

Sadhu, Abhijit and Karmakar, Debapriya Patra and Muvvala, Gopinath and et al, . (2020) Performance of additive manufactured Stellite 6 tools in friction stir processing of CuCrZr sheet. Optics and Laser Technology, 128. ISSN 0030-3992

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In the recent time friction stir welding (FSW), a solid state welding process has rapidly gained attention for joining high melting point materials like Cu, Fe, Ti and their alloys apart from Al alloys due to its several advantages over fusion welding techniques. AISI H13, a versatile chromium–molybdenum hot work hardened steel, has been the most commonly used as a tool material for aluminium alloys. However, low tool life due to plastic deformation and wear at elevated temperatures is limiting its application in welding of high melting point materials. In the present work the performances of as-received, heat treated, laser remelted and Stellite 6 hardfaced H13 steel tools in friction stir processing (FSP) of CuCrZr have been investigated. Stellite 6 hardfaced FSW tools are developed by additive manufacturing (AM) process on H13 steel as a base material. In all these cases except the Stellite 6 hardfaced tool, the shoulder and pin are found to deform plastically with significant wear of shoulder along with the diffusion of CuCrZr into tool from tool pin-shoulder interface. However, tools developed by AM process are found to remain intact without any significant deformation or wear.

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Muvvala, GopinathUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Friction stir welding, H13 steel, Laser remelting, Stellite 6, Tool life, Indexed in Scopus
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 13:09
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 13:09
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