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Aluminum alloys having improved surface properties and method of making same

United States Patent Application

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A method for fusing a durable overlay on an aluminum article includes the steps of: providing an article comprising aluminum; and, applying a hypereutectic cladding layer to a at least one surface of the aluminum article by fusing a consumable welding filler material to the aluminum article using a welding process. An article includes an aluminum alloy casting having a hypereutectic cladding layer fused to at least a portion of a surface thereof.
Santella, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN), Blue, Craig A. (Knoxville, TN), McNabb, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN), Sikka, Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 023,716
December 21, 2001
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.