T-joints of Ti alloys with hybrid laser-MIG welding: Macro-graphic and micro-hardness analyses

R. Spina, D. Sorgente, G. Palumbo, L.D. Scintilla, M. Brandizzi, A.A. Satriano, L. Tricarico

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Titanium alloys are characterized by high mechanical properties and elevated corrosion resistance. The combination of laser welding with MIG/GMAW has proven to improve beneficial effects of both processes (keyhole, gap-bridging ability) while limiting their drawbacks (high thermal gradient, low mechanical resistance) In this paper, the hybrid Laser-GMAW welding of Ti-6Al-4V 3-mm thick sheets is investigated using a specific designed trailing shield. The joint geometry was the double fillet welded T-joint. Bead morphologies, microstructures and mechanical properties (micro-hardness) of welds were evaluated and compared to those achieved for the base metals. © 2012 Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Slow and Fast Light V - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


ConferenceAdvances in Slow and Fast Light V
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/12 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Spina, R., Sorgente, D., Palumbo, G., Scintilla, L. D., Brandizzi, M., Satriano, A. A., & Tricarico, L. (2012). T-joints of Ti alloys with hybrid laser-MIG welding: Macro-graphic and micro-hardness analyses. Paper presented at Advances in Slow and Fast Light V, United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.910130