Laser Cladding of Nickel Powder on AISI 202 Stainless Steel and Optimization of the Process Parameters

  • S. Martin VinothEmail author
  • P. Dinesh Babu
  • P. Marimuthu
  • Sandesh S. Phalke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Laser cladding is a build-up manufacturing or layer by layer process in which the laser interacts with the powder and deposited on the substrate. In this study, the nickel powder was melted and deposited on the stainless steel SS202 substrate. The process parameters used are laser power, travel speed and powder feed rate. The microhardness of the clad layer was measured, and the macrostructure of the clad area was analysed. The influences of the laser process parameters are observed, and optimum parameters were obtained to improve the clad quality.


Laser cladding Laser power Microhardness Macrostructure Optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Martin Vinoth
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Dinesh Babu
    • 1
  • P. Marimuthu
    • 1
  • Sandesh S. Phalke
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringSASTRA Deemed to be UniversityThanjavurIndia

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