Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

, Volume 71, Issue 12, pp 3103–3110 | Cite as

A Comparative Study on Direct and Pulsed Current Micro-plasma Arc Welding of Alloy Ti–6Al–4V

  • Amirkeyvan RahimiEmail author
  • Morteza Shamanian
  • Ahmadreza Rahimi
  • Jalal Kangazian
Technical Paper


In this project, the sheet of Ti–6Al–4V alloy (annealed) with a thickness of 1 mm was welded with butt joints by means of pulsed current micro-plasma arc welding without using a filler metal. The purpose of this study is to optimize parameters in the event of increasing tensile strength by using pulse current and its comparison with the pulse-free system. Optical microscope and scanning electron microscope were used to investigate the type of phases, microstructure of weld metal, base metal and heat-affected zone. Results illustrated that due to the low thickness of the sheet, the non-use of filler metal in the welding process and the lower heat input of this process, all contributed to a higher cooling rate of the molten pool.


Pulsed current micro-plasma arc welding Tensile strength Ti–6Al–4V alloy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran

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