Special Issue "Advances in Laser Processing"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Félix Quintero Martínez
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Department of Applied Physics, University of Vigo, Vigo 36310, Spain
Interests: laser materials processing, laser synthesis, laser manufacturing
Prof. Juan Pou
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Department of Applied Physics, University of Vigo
Interests: laser deposition, laser materials processing, coatings, bioceramics
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Dr. Antonio Riveiro
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Applied Physics Department, School of Engineering, University of Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Interests: laser processing, laser welding, laser cutting, laser cladding, laser texturing, laser surface treatments, laser microprocessing, laser drilling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lasers are routinely used as tools with exceptional capabilities in many applications of materials processing. The development of new laser sources and processes is continuously expanding the use and performance of laser materials processing.

This Special Issue welcomes novel contributions reporting advances in applications of laser materials processing. The processes included in the scope of this Special Issue range from the most conventional applications such as laser cutting, welding, marking, cladding, annealing, or surface treatment, to the most recent ones, such as additive manufacturing, the synthesis of nanomaterials, micro-  and nano-manufacturing, and other new processes. Of great interest are works that support new insights into fundamental mechanisms using experimental, theoretical, or computational methods or combinations of these approaches. Contributions should concern any materials processing application where lasers are an essential tool; contributions dealing with laser processing of metals, ceramics, and biomaterials are especially welcome.

Prof. Félix Quintero Martínez
Prof. Juan Pou
Dr. Antonio Riveiro
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • laser materials processing
  • laser synthesis
  • laser manufacturing

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Effect of CeO2 on Impact Toughness and Corrosion Resistance of WC Reinforced Al-Based Coating by Laser Cladding
Materials 2019, 12(18), 2901; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12182901 - 08 Sep 2019
Abstract
WC reinforced Al-based coating with added CeO2 was prepared on the surface of S420 steel by laser cladding. The microstructure and structure of the coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer and optical profiler. The mechanical properties and corrosion properties [...] Read more.
WC reinforced Al-based coating with added CeO2 was prepared on the surface of S420 steel by laser cladding. The microstructure and structure of the coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer and optical profiler. The mechanical properties and corrosion properties of the coatings were studied by microhardness tester, friction and wear tester, Charpy impact tester, and electrochemical workstation. The results show that the coating is mainly composed of Al-phase, continuous-phase, and hard reinforced-phase WC, and the coating and substrate show good metallurgical bonding. When the content of CeO2 is 1%, the fine grain strengthening effect is obvious, and the impact toughness of the coating is obviously improved. Appropriate amount of rare earth CeO2 can significantly improve the hardness of the coating. When the content of CeO2 is more than 1%, the wear resistance of the coating decreases. The coating prepared with different CeO2 content has higher impedance and corrosion resistance than that of the substrate. At 1% CeO2 content, the coating has the best corrosion resistance. Full article
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