Producing High-Quality Titanium Alloy by a Cost-Effective Route Combining Fast Heating and Hot Processing
Powder metallurgy is a very attractive method for producing titanium alloys, which can be near-net-shape formed and have freedom in composition selection. However, applications are still limited due to product affordability. In this paper, we will discuss a possible cost-effective route, combining fast heating and hot processing, to produce titanium alloys with similar or even better mechanical properties than that of ingot metallurgy titanium alloys. Two titanium alloys, Ti-5Al-5V-5Mo-3Cr (Ti-5553) and Ti-5Fe, were successfully produced from HDH titanium powder and other master alloy powders using the proposed processing route. The effect of the processing route on microstructural variation and mechanical properties have been discussed.
The funding from Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), New Zealand (Contract No. UOWX1402) to support this work is gratefully acknowledged.
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