The Effects of Laser Remelting on the Microstructure and Performance of Bainitic Steel

Yuelong Yu, Min Zhang, Yingchun Guan, Peng Wu, Xiaoyu Chong, Yuhang Li, Zhunli Tan
2019 Metals  
The surface of bainitic steel was remelted by fiber laser, and the microstructure and mechanical properties of the melted layer were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), a nanoindentation instrument, and wear equipment. The study of changing the laser scanning speed showed that the depth of the melted layer increases with decreases of the laser scanning speed. The wear-resistance property increased by 55% compared with the matrix and decreased
more » ... rix and decreased with the reduction of laser scanning speed within a certain range. In the study of changing the laser-scanning space, the thermal effect of laser melting in the back channel on the front channel was further validated. At the same time, it was found that the solidified layer surface of hardness alternating with softness can be obtained by appropriately expanding the scanning space, which is conducive to improving the wear-resistant properties of the steel surface, and properly improving the production efficiency of the laser remelting treatment.
doi:10.3390/met9080912 fatcat:gyyod242cfai3iimfgsaohkske