The Laser Deposition of AISI316 Stainless Steel with WC10Ni Agglomerates
John C. Betts, B.L. Mordike and M. Grech
The deposition of metal tracks and surfaces reinforced with tungsten carbide ceramic has been widely documented, but the similar reinforcement of AISI316 stainless steel has received little attention. In the study presented here WC10Ni agglomerate particles were blended with AISI316 powder and deposited over austenitic stainless steel plates as part of an investigation aimed at determining the feasibility of applying localized reinforcement to stainless steel components. The deposition of single tracks and surfaces and the microstructures produced are described.