The laser cladding process can be found in many different industrial applications. A lot of different material combinations were observed in recent years. For the application of laser cladded coatings in highly loaded areas, such as forming tool surfaces, the bonding characteristics between substrate and coating have to be evaluated and optimized. A special testing device is developed to measure the adhesive tensile strength of standardized laser cladded samples. To improve mechanical properties of the coating system within the process window, process parameters are tested and optimized by applying the design of experiment method. Results are presented from an iron based and a nickel based coating material on two different steel substrates.
- laser cladding, adhesive tensile strength, bonding, design of experiement method
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)