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The Influence of Magnetic Field-assisted Wire Material Additive Manufacturing on the Structure and Properties of In625 Superalloy

2021-09-09 15:46:32  News

Magnetic field assisted wire additive manufacturing of In625 superalloy was used to study the influence of magnetic field on the microstructure and performance. The mechanism of the influence of magnetic field on the microstructure was discussed. The application of magnetic field can improve the mechanical properties of wire additive manufacturing of 625 alloy. .

Because of its high deposition efficiency, low cost and flexible manufacturing, wire material for additive manufacturing has been widely used in the manufacturing of In 625 superalloy. However, higher heat input and severe element segregation occurred during the additive manufacturing process, which reduced the quality of the formed In625 alloy and reduced its service performance. Here, a magnetic field is used to assist in the process of additive manufacturing of In625 from cold metal transition wires to change its microstructure. The influence of the magnetic field on the microstructure and mechanical properties of CMT-WAAM (Cold Metal Transition-Wire Additive Manufacturing) was studied.

The results show that the stirring effect of the magnetic field plays a role in the grain refinement during the deposition process; the convection caused by the magnetic field promotes the diffusion of elements, such as Nb and Mo, in the molten pool, thereby inhibiting the segregation of elements. The mechanical properties of In625 alloy deposited with magnetic field assisted deposition showed that the microhardness increased, the yield strength increased by about 13%, and the ultimate tensile strength and toughness increased. Based on the above work, it is very obvious that the applied magnetic field in the CMT-WAAM process refines the dendrites, suppresses element segregation, and effectively improves the performance of the deposited IN625 alloy.

In the current research, the In625 alloy is manufactured using WAAM under the condition of an external constant magnetic field. The unique feature of this work is that the magnetic field is applied during the directional solidification of the alloy (that is, during the WAAM manufacturing process). The feasibility of magnetic field stirring to improve the microstructure and mechanical properties of the In625 alloy manufactured by WAAM was also demonstrated.


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