The Effects of Laser Welding Direction on Joint Quality for Non-Uniform Part-to-Part Gaps
AbstractControlling part-to-part gaps is a crucial task in the laser welding of galvanized steel sheets for ensuring the quality of the assembly joint. However, part-to-part gaps are frequently non-uniform. Hence, elevations and depressions from the perspective of the heading direction of the laser beam always exist throughout the gap, creating ascending, descending, and flat travelling paths for laser welding. In this study, assuming non-uniform part-to-part gaps, the effects of welding direction on the quality of the joint of galvanized steel sheets—SGARC440 (lower part) and SGAFC590DP (upper part)—were examined using 2-kW fiber and 6.6-kW disk laser welding systems. The experimental analysis of coupon tests confirmed that there is no statistically significant correlation between the direction of welding and weld pool quality if the gap exceeds the tolerable range. However, when the gap is controlled within the tolerable range, the welding direction can be considered as an important process control variable to enhance the quality of the joint. View Full-Text
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Oh, R.; Kim, D.Y.; Ceglarek, D. The Effects of Laser Welding Direction on Joint Quality for Non-Uniform Part-to-Part Gaps. Metals 2016, 6, 184.
Oh R, Kim DY, Ceglarek D. The Effects of Laser Welding Direction on Joint Quality for Non-Uniform Part-to-Part Gaps. Metals. 2016; 6(8):184.Chicago/Turabian Style
Oh, Rocku; Kim, Duck Y.; Ceglarek, Darek. 2016. "The Effects of Laser Welding Direction on Joint Quality for Non-Uniform Part-to-Part Gaps." Metals 6, no. 8: 184.
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