Ball Milling of WC-Co Powder as Injection Molding Feedstock
In this paper, an attempt has been made to mill constituent of WC and Co powder towards achieving volumetric percentage of WC (91%) and Co (9%). The ball milling technique was conducted under dry and wet condition using various milling parameters, rotation speed, time and ethanol as milling medium. Electron dispersive spectrometer (EDS) detected the elemental distribution, whilst SEM and particle size analysis was done to study the effect of changes in particle morphology and reduction of particle size. As a conclusion, powder milled by parameter of wet milling by ethanol, speed of rotation at 250 rpm and 90 minutes of milling time exhibits best results in term of volumetric percentage of 91%WC and 9%Co and particle size reduction.
S. Y. M. Amin et al., "Ball Milling of WC-Co Powder as Injection Molding Feedstock", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 1425-1430, 2012