US 9,808,887 B2
Assembly with weld joint formed in hybrid welding process
John F. van de Sanden, Nieuwegein (NL)
Assigned to AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothenberg (SE)
Appl. No. 14/376,066
Filed by AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Göteborg (SE)
PCT Filed Jan. 25, 2013, PCT No. PCT/EP2013/051468
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 31, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/113630, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 8, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 2012/051542 (EP), filed on Jan. 31, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0377586 A1, Dec. 25, 2014
Int. Cl. B23K 26/00 (2014.01); B23K 26/14 (2014.01); B23K 35/30 (2006.01); F16C 43/04 (2006.01); F16C 33/60 (2006.01); B23K 35/00 (2006.01); B23K 35/02 (2006.01); B23K 26/32 (2014.01); F16C 19/18 (2006.01); B23K 103/00 (2006.01)
CPC B23K 26/1429 (2013.01) [B23K 26/32 (2013.01); B23K 35/004 (2013.01); B23K 35/0261 (2013.01); B23K 35/0288 (2013.01); B23K 35/3033 (2013.01); F16C 33/60 (2013.01); F16C 43/04 (2013.01); B23K 2203/50 (2015.10); F16C 19/186 (2013.01); F16C 2226/36 (2013.01); F16C 2326/02 (2013.01); Y10T 428/12937 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An assembly comprising a first steel component that is joined to a second steel component by a weld joint formed in a hybrid welding process, wherein at least one of the first and second steel components comprises a through-hardened bearing steel, and wherein the hybrid welding process comprises melting base material of the first and second steel components and adding a moulten filler material comprising at least 90% Nickel, the weld joint being formed after solidification of the moulten base material and the moulten filler material,
wherein, the weld joint comprises a central solidified portion and a peripheral solidified portion, whereby the central solidified portion comprises at least 80% filler material and the peripheral solidified portion comprises no more than 20% filler material.