Investigations on dry sliding of laser cladded aluminum bronze
BIAS-Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH, Klagenfurter Str. 2, 28359
2 University of Bremen, Bibliothekstraße 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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Accepted: 14 June 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the tribological behaviour of laser cladded aluminum bronze tool surfaces for dry metal forming. In a first part of this work a process window for cladding aluminum bronze on steel substrate was investigated to ensure a low dilution. Therefore, the cladding speed, the powder feed rate, the laser power and the distance between the process head and the substrate were varied. The target of the second part was to investigate the influence of different process parameters on the tribological behaviour of the cladded tracks. The laser claddings were carried out on both aluminum bronze and cold work tool steel as substrate materials. Two different particle sizes of the cladding powder material were used. The cladding speed was varied and a post-processing laser remelting treatment was applied. It is shown that the tribological behaviour of the surface in a dry oscillating ball-on-plate test is highly dependent on the substrate material. In the third part a deep drawing tool was additively manufactured by direct laser deposition. Furthermore, the tool was applied to form circular cups with and without lubrication.
Key words: Dry metal forming / Aluminum bronze / Dry sliding / Ball-on-plate test / Laser cladding
© H. Freiße et al., Published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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