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Laser enhancement of wire arc additive manufacturing
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2596-5303
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development. Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, IWS, Dresden, Germany.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3569-6795
2019 (English)In: Journal of laser applications, ISSN 1042-346X, E-ISSN 1938-1387, Vol. 31, no 2, article id 022307Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Additive manufacturing (AM) can be used for the fabrication of large metal parts, e.g., aerospace/space applications. Wire arc additivemanufacturing (WAAM) can be a suitable process for this due to its high deposition rates and relatively low equipment and operationcosts. In WAAM, an electrical arc is used as a heat source and the material is supplied in the form of a metal wire. A known disadvantageof the process is the comparably low dimensional accuracy. This is usually compensated by generating larger structures than desired andmachining away excess materials. So far, using combinations of arc in atmospheric conditions with high precision laser heat sources forAM has not yet been widely researched. Properties of the comparable cheap arc-based process, such as melt pool stability and dimensionalaccuracy, can be improved with the addition of a laser source. Within this paper, impacts of adding a laser beam to the WAAMprocess are presented. Differences between having the beam in a leading or a trailing position, relative to the wire and arc, are alsorevealed. Structures generated using the arc-laser-hybrid processes are compared to ones made using only an arc as the heat source. Bothgeometrical and material aspects are studied to determine the influences of laser hybridization, applied techniques including x ray,energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and high precision 3D scanning. A trailing laser beam is found to best improve topological capabilitiesof WAAM. Having a leading laser beam, on the other hand, is shown to affect cold metal transfer synergy behavior, promotinghigher deposition rates but decreasing topological accuracy.

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American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2019. Vol. 31, no 2, article id 022307
Keywords [en]
additive manufacturing, laser augmentation, gas metal arc, hybrid processing, wire arc additive manufacturing/WAAM
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Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74233DOI: 10.2351/1.5096111OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-74233DiVA, id: diva2:1321219
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Proceedings of the International Congress of Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO® 2018)
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Interreg Nord, 20200060
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Available from: 2019-06-07 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Phenomena in wire based multi-layer laser welding and hybrid deposition
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Phenomena in wire based multi-layer laser welding and hybrid deposition
2019 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Fenomen i trådbaserad, flerskiktad lasersvetsning och hybriddeposition
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Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2019
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Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
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Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
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urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74543 (URN)978-91-7790-407-6 (ISBN)978-91-7790-408-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-10-23, E632, Luleå, 09:00 (English)
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Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-14 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved

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