The work presents the effects of the change of the laser cladding parameters on microstructure, chemical composition and mechanical properties of Inconel 686 overlays (coatings). To obtain the best quality of these coatings the various parameters of laser cladding such as the power density of the laser beam, the laser beam velocity and overlapping ratio of the weld tracks were applied. The substrates were boilers plate made of the 13CrMo4-5 steel. Ni - base alloys characterize by the excellent high-temperature corrosion resistance, good strength and good ability to work in aggressive environments. This could be achieved by the reduction of the substrate melting and its dissolution into the overlays. The microstructure, chemical composition of the obtained overlays were investigated by means of a light microscope, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with the EDS detector. The overlays had cellular-dendritic structure. The variations of the chemical composition (especially Mo, Ni and W) in the interdendritic and dendritic regions were observed. The interdendritic regions were enriched during solidifications in Mo and W and had lower content of Ni.Keywords: laser cladding, overlay, chemical composition, Inconel 686
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