CORROSION RESISTANCE OF LASER WELDED JOINTS OF TP347HFG AND VM12-SHC STAINLESS STEELS
- 1 Institute of Chemistry, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
- 2 Centre for Laser Technologies of Metals, University of Technology in Kielce, Poland
The CO laser welding technique was suggested as a method of joining dissimilar materials. The corrosion resistance at high 2 temperatures of the joint of TP347HFG and VM12-SHC stainless steel was investigated. The stainless steel was butt welded. Materials were examined by the thermogravimetric method. The surface and microstructure of the sample were observed in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results showed the substantial intermixing of both substrates within the fusion zone. The thermogravimetric data indicate that at high temperatures and air condition the joint and the stainless steel undergo chemical corrosion. The joint has acquired medium resistance for chemical corrosion in relation to both steels.