High-speed laser melt injection of tungsten carbide in highly conductive copper alloysDonnerstag (27.06.2019) 17:20 - 17:40 Uhr
For the first time, metal matrix composite (MMC) layers on parts made of highly conductive copper alloys have been generated by laser melt injection (LMI). In order to ensure a sufficient absorption efficiency, different kinds of surface modification were investigated. Welding speeds up to 7.5 m/min can be obtained. When increasing the dispersing rate, the process efficiency, which is the product of absorption efficiency and thermal efficiency, increases. At high dispersing rates, some spherical fused tungsten carbide (SFTC) particles are slightly deformed or partly fused together without decreasing the hardness.