Autogeneous Laser and Hybrid Laser Arc Welding of T-joint Low Alloy Steel with Fiber Laser Systems

A. Unt, E. Lappalainen, A. Salminen
2013 Physics Procedia  
This paper is focused on the welding of low alloy steels S355 and AH36 in thicknesses 6, 8 and 10 mm in T-joint configuration using either autogeneous laser welding or laser-arc hybrid welding (HLAW) with high power fiber lasers. The aim was to obtain understanding of the factors influencing the size of the fillet and weld geometry through methodologically studying effects of laser power, welding speed, beam alignment relative to surface, air gap, focal point position and order of processes (in
more » ... case of HLAW) and to get a B quality class welds in all thicknesses after parameter optimization.
doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2013.03.062 fatcat:o3cs3am3rrc67gpiaxpvpvhvb4