Title

Study of Ultrasonic Vibration Laser Metal Deposition Process

Abstract

This paper presents the usage of ultrasonic vibration in laser direct deposition of 316L (stainless steel) powder. Ultrasonic vibration is used to refine the crystalline structure of the deposition. The ultrasonic vibration device vibrates in the laser deposition system along the Z axis while the system is performing metal deposition. A design of experiments approach is applied in studying the effect of vibration on the deposited material. Vibration during deposition led to grain refinement and an increase in micro-hardness. Also, vibration frequency is a significant factor in determining microstructure.

Meeting Name

ASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Metals; Lasers; Vibration

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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