Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Investigation and Optimization of Laser Welding of Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Alloy Plates

[+] Author Affiliations
Fabrizia Caiazzo, Vittorio Alfieri, Gaetano Corrado, Francesco Cardaropoli, Vincenzo Sergi

University of Salerno, Fisciano, SA, Italy

Paper No. MSEC2013-1134, pp. V001T01A077; 9 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference
  • Volume 1: Processing
  • Madison, Wisconsin, USA, June 10–14, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5545-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Titanium alloys are employed for several applications, ranging from aerospace to medicine. In particular, Ti-6Al-4V is the most common, thanks to an excellent combination of low density, high specific strength and corrosion resistance.

Laser welding has been increasingly considered as an alternative to traditional techniques to join titanium alloys. An increase in penetration depth and a reduction of possible welding defects is achieved indeed; moreover a smaller grain size in the fused zone is benefited in comparison to either TIG and plasma arc welding, thus providing an increase in the tensile strength of the welded structures.

The aim of this work is to develop the regression model for a number of responses which are crucial for the feature of the joint. The study was carried out on 3 mm thick Ti-6Al-4V plates; a square butt welding configuration was considered employing a disk-laser source. A 3-level factorial plan was hence arranged in a face-centred cubic scheme. The responses were analyzed referring to the governing parameters. Then, an optimization was carried out via statistical tools, in order to find the optimal welding set-up for the alloy under examination.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In