To improve the wear resistance of small machine parts such as a microscale gears, we developed a new surface treatment process; a laser-induced local surface treatment. Disk-shaped austenitic stainless steel (SUS316L) objects were soaked in Al(NO3)3 solution and then irradiated by a nano-pulse fiber laser beam. Treated surfaces were observed with a scanning electron microscopy and analyzed with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. The effect of the defocus amount, tribology behavior and wear resistance on the characteristics of the treated surface were examined. The surface roughness of the treated specimens with the defocus range from -1 to -2 mm was lower than that of the treated specimen without defocus. The thickness of the treated layer decreased when the defocus amount was increased within the abovementioned range of values. However, when treatment was performed with a defocus amount of -3 mm, no noticeable change was observed on the treated surface this was because of the difference in laser-energy density. The friction coefficient of the laser-treated specimen with the defocus level of -1 mm was much lower than that of the untreated specimen. This implies that the wear resistance of austenitic stainless steel can be improved with the developed surface treatment method.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2015 10 18|
|イベント||8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015 - Kyoto, Japan|
継続期間: 2015 10 18 → 2015 10 22
|Other||8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015|
|Period||15/10/18 → 15/10/22|
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