Paper Title
To Study The Effect of Laser Cladding of Cast Iron with Silicon Carbide on Wear Rate

The study investigates the effect on wear rate of laser clad of cast iron with silicon carbide. Metal parts often fail their intended use because they wear, which causes them to lose their functionality. The laser has been used as a heating source to create a melt pool over the surface of cast iron, and then a layer of hard silicon carbide is deposited. Various combinations of Power and Feed rate of laser have been experimented. A suitable range of laser processing parameters were identified. Wear resistance and wear rate properties were evaluated and the result shows that the wear resistance of the laser treated samples was much superior to that of the untreated samples Keywords - laser clad, processing parameters, wear rate, wear resistance