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Development of localized electrochemical deposition
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the manufacturing industry, parts are created with high demands on their mechanical properties. To avoid surface defects, components are over-dimensioned and then machined to the desired size. This will give rise to material waste and extra processing steps. Therefore, it is of interest to investigate methods to repair these surface defects without the need of over-dimensioning.

In this thesis work, different strategies for localized electrochemical deposition have been investigated with respect to their ability to perform local repair of surface defects. The concepts that have been studied include the application of a microanode, a confined bath, and of liquid marbles.

The different methods were tested and the process parameters were optimized to achieve good quality deposits at sufficient growth rates. The best deposits were then further characterized with respect to grain size distribution, crystal orientation and surface quality. The ability to repair a surface defect was also studied along with the possibility of producing thicker deposits. The confined bath method was the most promising concept. At a current density of 3.5 A/dm2, a good quality deposit was achieved. The crystal orientations proved to be random and the average grain size was 115 ± 61 nm. A surface defect with a depth of 33.0 µm and a width of 19.8 µm was successfully repaired using this local deposition method. However, the technique needs further development for the desired application in manufacturing industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
UPTEC Q, ISSN 1401-5773 ; 16003
Keyword [en]
LECD, electrochemical, electrochemistry, deposition, localized, indentation, repairing, additive, manufacturing
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology Metallurgy and Metallic Materials Chemical Process Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302540OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302540DiVA: diva2:958051
External cooperation
Chalmers tekniska högskola
Educational program
Master Programme in Materials Engineering
2016-06-22, 4005, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 13:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-09-05 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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