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Heat affected zone in surfacing chromium ledeburitic steel

M. Tonkovič Prijanovič ; High School for Mechanical Engineering, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
L. Kosec ; Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Tools get failured during work; wear is a major factor that contributes to failures. Damaged tools are replaced or filed. This paper describes typical changes that occur in the heat affected zone of tool (HAZ), which was repaired by surfacing with a TIG and with micro-plasma procedure. Microstructure of the steel on the repaired tool was analysed by an optical and scanning electron microscope. The tool was made of chromium ledeburitic steel type W.N. 1.2379 and it was repaired by surfacing steel type W.N. 1.4718. Changes in the HAZ also depend on the type of surfacing. Besides microstructural changes, dissolution of carbides, especially primary carbides. This way the concentration of the carbide-forming elements and carbon is increased in the base around the primary carbides in the HAZ so the result is so-called secondary eutectic or secondary ledeburite.


repair welding, heat affected zone, microstructure, carbides, dissolution, secondary ledeburite

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