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Laser surface modification of Ti alloys

Baker, T.N. (2010) Laser surface modification of Ti alloys. In: Surface Engineering of Light Alloys - Aluminium, Magnesium and Titanium Alloys. Woodhead Publications, Cambridge, UK, pp. 398-443. ISBN 1-84569-537-2

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    Abstract

    The laser surface engineering of titanium alloys has been developed over the past 30 years to produce a modified layer up to 1mm depth, thicker than alternative techniques. CW C02 lasers have been the main lasers used for both surface cladding and alloying. Much of the early work was based on laser nitriding forming titanium nitrides throughout the molten pool. Subsequent alloying developments have included the incorporation of carbides, nitrides, oxides and silicides, and also intermetallics and rare earths, added as powders. Laser processing can now tailor surfaces with superior tribological and erosion resistant properties compared to the untreated titanium alloys.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 8071
    Keywords: laser melting, cladding, alloying, microstructure, tribological properties, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mining engineering. Metallurgy
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Technology > Mining engineering. Metallurgy
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2009 16:15
    Last modified: 10 Dec 2013 11:13
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8071

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