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Optimizing the Mechanical Properties in the Repair Zone of 5Cr5MoV by Controlling Welding Heat Input

Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of Ministry of Education & School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanling Campus, Jilin University, No. 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun 130025, China
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Metals 2018, 8(12), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/met8120981
Received: 10 October 2018 / Revised: 14 November 2018 / Accepted: 19 November 2018 / Published: 23 November 2018
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Abstract

The influence of welding heat input on the microstructure and mechanical properties of 5Cr5MoV die steel was studied in order to improve the mechanical properties of the cold working die and extend its service life. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) method was used with different heat inputs in the range from 4.2 to 6.61 kJ/cm to repair the 5Cr5MoV die steel. Microhardness and tensile properties were performed to evaluate the repaired quality of the cold working die steel. The microhardness of the weld repaired zone gradually decreased from the weld to the tempering zone. The highest microhardness in the weld repaired zone was 863 HV, and finally, it decreased to about 300 HV. With the increase of heat input, the tensile strength of the weld and the heat affected zone increased; nevertheless, the tensile strength of the tempering zone increased first and then decreased. As a result, 6.6 kJ/cm is the best value of heat input judged from the microhardness distribution and the tensile properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: cold working die steel; repair welding; shielded metal arc welding process; tensile properties cold working die steel; repair welding; shielded metal arc welding process; tensile properties
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Liang, Y.; Liu, Y.; Song, Y.; Cui, W. Optimizing the Mechanical Properties in the Repair Zone of 5Cr5MoV by Controlling Welding Heat Input. Metals 2018, 8, 981.

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