|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Post Processing
||P3-24: Comparative Study between the Processed and Unprocessed TIG Welded Joints
||Sipokazi Mabuwa, Velaphi Msomi
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This paper presents the mechanical properties of the friction stir processed and unprocessed TIG welded joints. The processed and unprocessed plates were cut into dimensions relevant to bending, tensile, microstructure, macrostructure, SEM and microhardness tests. The results showed a clear improvement on the processed joint compared to unprocessed ones and were also notable higher than the commercial ones. There is a good correlation observed between the bending and the tensile results. This confirms that the friction stir processing improved the mechanical properties of the TIG welded joints. The good correlation observed between the macroscopic and microscopic results suggest FSP as the weld joint enhancement technique.
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