Laser beam oscillating welding of 5A06 aluminum alloys: microstructure, porosity and mechanical properties

Zhimin Wang, J. P. Oliveira, Zhi Zeng, Xianzheng Bu, Bei Peng, Xinyu Shao

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Abstract

Three types of laser beam oscillating welding were applied on 5A06 aluminum alloy sheets. The microstructure and mechanical properties of the welded joints were characterized. The formation and elimination mechanisms of welding pores during laser beam oscillating welding was investigated. The results showed that laser beam oscillating welding using linear, circular and infinity paths allow to reduce the porosity of the welded joint when compared to the joint produced without beam without oscillation. Among the three oscillating paths, the infinity mode was the best in terms of decreasing the porosity in the weld and increasing the tensile strength. The decrease in porosity of the fusion zone was associated with the weld shape and the decrease of the depth-to-width ratio of the weld due to the oscillation of the heat source. Laser beam oscillating welding applied to aluminum alloys can be of significant interest to industry to decrease porosity problems typically encountered during laser welding of these materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-65
Number of pages8
JournalOptics And Laser Technology
Volume111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Beam oscillating
  • Laser welding
  • Microstructure
  • Porosity
  • Tensile strength

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