Remelting of precision casts from Inconel 713C alloy using welding processes

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Janusz Adamiec
Katarzyna Łyczkowska
Michał Urbańczyk


The precision casting technology is characterized by very good reproduction of complex shapes. However, due to the large wall thickness differences of castings and thus variable stiffness, defects appear in the castings. For most frequent defects in precision castings shrinkage porosities and microcracks should be considered. Welding technologies can be used to repair these defects. The Inconel 713C alloy is considered as a difficult-to- weld or even impossible-to-weld. However, the need to repair precision castings requires attempt to develop technology for their remelting and padding, which would allow the use of these technologies in industrial practice. This paper shows the results of remelting attempts by various methods of welding for disclosed defects in precision castings intended for aviation. It was found that the main reason behind the failure to repair casting defects by welding technologies are hot cracks in the fusion area. These cracks occur as a result of intergranular areas overmelt in the fusion line. Then, during the crystallization of remelting or weld overlay, as a result of appearing deformations, the intergranular liquid film breaks. It was found that the best results of the pad welding allows the use of LMD (Laser Metal Deposition) technology.


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J. Adamiec, K. Łyczkowska, and M. Urbańczyk, “Remelting of precision casts from Inconel 713C alloy using welding processes”, Weld. Tech. Rev., vol. 90, no. 5, May 2018.


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